These felted, knit slippers are a stylish new take on a classic knitting project. But don’t be fooled by the beaded embellishment – these rugged slippers are designed to be worn daily and feature a 2-layer cushy sole, easy slip-on design and comfortable proportions that are meant for everyday use.
In addition to updated styling, these slippers introduce some fun new techniques. Knit in one piece with an “attach-as-you-go” method, they require just one T-shaped seam each. No pre-stringing of beads is required – the beads are attached to the stitches as they are worked and then a shibori technique is used for keeping the beads prominent during the felting process. We feature four different samples, each with different beading options, color schemes and felting yarns - to provide ideas for personalizing your own project.
Complete with photo tutorials of special stitches, knitting charts and snapshots of the project at various stages of completion, it is certain these instructions will guide you to a one-of-a-kind result. Once you make a pair for yourself, make a few more for those special friends on your gift list.
Skill Level Description
Uses repetitive stitch patterns, however, uses more complex shaping and non-traditional knitting techniques. For the adventurous knitter.
Felt to size: To fit adult females
Featured yarns (pattern can use any worsted weight felting yarn - listed from top down):
A: BerrocoUltra Alpaca
B: Lion BrandLion Wool
C: Crystal Palace Yarns
Featured Yarn Gauge
Any worsted-weight felting yarn held double-stranded, or a bulky felting yarn held single-stranded
760 total yards worsted-weight (2 strands heldtogether) OR 380 total yards bulky yarn that will felt.