What Size to Make, What Yarn to Order, and a Discount Code
Here are more details about what size slippers to make and what yarn you'll need to order to knit your felted slippers.
This information is taken from the Materials chapter of your Felted Slippers online class and your Felted Slippers pattern.
This slipper pattern comes in 5 very forgiving sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
The baby size is good for babies up to 1 year old. The toddler size is good for 1-5 years (see photo above). The child size is for 6+ years. Adult small and adult large can be used for adult woman and adult man if you wish.
Finished Measurements: 4.5 (5.5,7, 9, 10.5) in. from toe to heel.
To Fit a Foot: 4 (5, 6.5, 8.5, 10) in. from toe to heel (since the slippers have a pointy toe).
You can easily customize the finished size by stopping the felting process when slipper reaches desired size.
Yarn: You'll need 90 (130, 180, 330, 440) yds 100% non-superwash wool DK-weight yarn total ("superwash" means "machine-washable = will not felt!).
The yardage you need for each color will vary depending on how many blocks you knit with each color. You can plan on 6 (9, 12, 22, 28) yards per color block - there are 8 blocks per slipper.
DK yarn is a bit thinner than worsted-weight yarn. You’ll need to use 100% wool so that the slippers felt correctly.
Recommended Yarns and Coupon Code
The yarn shown in the slippers in this project is Walkabout.
You’ll need one pair of US size 10 (6.0 mm) straight needles. This is much larger than what you would use normally for knitting with such thin yarn, but it’s correct. For felting, we want the stitches to be relatively large and loose so that the fabric can then felt up nicely.
Review your Materials chapter for the notions needed, optional and required.
In a couple days, while you're waiting for your yarn to arrive, I'll walk you through how to create a paper model of your slipper to avoid any confusion or surprises during seaming.
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Leave a comment below and let us know what yarn you are going to use and if you have any questions about what yarn to get!