machine knitting midgauge standard bulky machknit knit machine-knit patterns

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jester Feet!

I made some toasty felted slippers for myself. They turned out well, I thought.
This is where I found the pattern.
Thank heavens she did a color coded chart or I would never have been able to put them together---must have a spacial orientation problem. The pattern is for hand knitting, but I did them in a flash on the machine. Sewing them up took a little longer. In order to sew the right square to the correct match, I hand sewed yarn markers where the colored dots were and butted up the matching pieces. It was a leap of faith for a while there. I'm amazed when people come up with clever things like this.

I used Lion Brand Wool, two skeins. One black and one purple. It's considered medium worsted, three ounces is 158 yards. I used my midgauge machine and at T 10. was able to get squares with 22 stitches x 30 rows to fit my size 9 feet. If you wanted smaller or larger slippers, since felting is so unpredictable, you'd have to make some guesses. In case you are wondering, I did a random pattern with the two colors and didn't care if the two feet matched.

Since we are still in the throes of winter, these are coming in handy!