Saturday 02/25/2012, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 02/25/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Felted Loafer Slippers with Lorilee Beltman
These sturdy slippers are real people pleasers. You'll be making them for all your loved ones. The double sole makes them long-wearing, and the shaping of the heel keeps them on comfortably. Knit seamlessly using great techniques: Judy's Magic Cast-on, magic loop knitting, short row shaping, a clever technique for joining the soles, and felting tricks. Many students will complete slipper, 9"-11" long, in class.
500 grams/550 yards of bulky wool that felts; (If making a contrasting sole, get 300 grams of sole color and 200 grams of top color. Suggested yarns, do not mix brands: Nashua 'Creative Focus Chunky', Ironstone 'Harmony', Brown Sheep 'Lamb's Pride Bulky', Crystal Palace Yarns 'Iceland'.) one 10 or 12.75 mm/US 15 or 17circular knitting needle 50-60" long; (only very loose knitters can use the US 15; most need a US 17, ask your yarn shop for an Skacel Addi Natura 60" long US 15 or 17, or a less expensive Crystal Palace plastic Daisy needle).
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Practice Judy's Magic Cast On and obtain needle (it's not easy to find, so shop early or ask your yarn shop to order for you).