Duffers - revisited by Mindie Tallack

Duffers - revisited

November 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3 stitches = 1 inch
in Stocking Stitch before felting (with yarn held double if using a worsted weight, singly if using bulky weight)
US 11 - 8.0 mm
219 - 437 yards (200 - 400 m)
UK 2,3,5,6-7,8 & 10½ - US 3, 5½, 7½, 9½, 10½ & 13
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Duffers - revisited

An expanded version of the original.
Now in the following finished foot lengths: 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½ & 11 inches / 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5 & 28 cm

Each of these sizes can be knitted in Standard, Wide and Extra Wide width fittings. Seamlessly in the round or flat and seamed.

The seamless version uses Judy’s Magic cast on. You will find instructions for casting on by this method on Knitty, I don’t give instructions for this cast on - I just didn’t have the room. If you don’t want to use the cast on, you can also cast on with a long tail cast on and join for knitting in the round as you would with a pair of socks. You will just need to seam the bottom of the slipper when done.

There are three different width fittings. Standard, Wide and Extra Wide.
Each width fitting adds approx. 1 inch / 2.5 cm to the circumference of the slipper. The smallest three sizes have a foot circumference of about 8-8½ inches / 20-21.5 cm, the wide version comes in at 9-9½ inches / 23-24 cm and the extra wide at 10-10½ inches / 25.5-26.5 cm.
Similarly the largest three sizes have foot circumferences which start at about 9½-10 inches / 24-25.5 cm, the wide is 10½-11 inches / 26.5-28 cm and the extra wide 11½ - 12 inches / 29-30.5 cm.
These sizes do of course depend on how hard you felt the slippers and your yarn, but with the slippers felted to the correct length these are about the sizes you should expect to be getting.

This Duffers pattern has now grown into an absolute monster running to 17 pages. Don’t worry though, you should never have to print them all out, not unless you want to.
The pattern consists of written patterns covering different sets of sizes (there are two sets, the smallest three and the largest three sizes), different widths and methods of knitting. Each of these patterns has a page of its own with blank spaces where the number of stitches etc. should be. All figures for the different patterns are in chart form and there are two charts. The pattern page for your chosen size, width and method will tell you which chart you need the figures from.

To make up your pattern all you need to do is print the one pattern page that shows your size, width and method of knitting. Then take the numbers from the appropriate chart and fill in the blank spaces, you are then ready to start knitting.