Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Duffers

Duffers before felting
February 2017
I've had the pattern and yarn for these slippers four years, and now they are finished. Over the weekend, I threw them in the washer with some denim jeans to felt.

ready to wear
side view
I'll find something soon to put on the bottom to make them non-slip, especially since I have wood floors.

Pattern: Duffers (Ravelry link) by Mindie Tallack

Needles: US size 11

Yarn: Cascade 220 (two skeins, as yarn is doubled when knitting)
          Color #2424

Size knit: US size 10.5 (wide)

The pattern has directions for many sizes, even wide widths. US shoe sizes: 3, 5.5, 7.5, 9.5, 10.5, and 13 are included. The directions are row by row for all sizes as well as directions for both flat knitting and circular knitting. Duffers are quick knits - only 25 rows.

13 comments:

  1. Those look so warm and cozy! I bought a pattern several years ago for felted slippers...just need to gather some yarn together.

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  2. Those will sure keep your little piggies toasty warm.

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  3. Oh Nancy, those slippers look warm and amazing. Thanks for the details. I think Judy used a non slip glue type product on her recent post, for children's slippers

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  4. How cute are these?!? I understand better about putting the non slip bottoms on. I have hardwoord floors but they are worn, rental apartment floors. Yesterday I visited my friend and slipped down her wood stairs in my socks. I'm such a ding dong!

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  5. I love them. I have wanted to make myself wool slippers but we have wood floors and I'm afraid of falling. What will you put on the bottom?
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. I own this pattern and have had the yarn for quite a while also, but haven't made them. Yours look great! Comfy! I have heard of knitters applying dots of rubber cement to the bottoms of their slippers to make them save on wood floors.

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  7. What a great idea! I bet they are so cosy.

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  8. Hi Nancy, I am so behind on reading blogs as we've been gone and had very little time to blog. Love those slippers and now know what duffers are! I used Tulip puffy paint on the bottoms of the slippers I made. Haven't heard about any of the GK falling; they do chase around a lot, especially the younger ones.

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  9. Nifty slippers. How much did they shrink when you felted them? We are having such a warm winter I can't even where my wool socks as my feet are too hot!

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  10. Found this product for the bottoms of socks and slippers. http://www.marymaxim.com/sock-stop.html

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