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Felted Insoles to Knit or Crochet

Knitting
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using worsted weight yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
6.0 mm (J)
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Women's size 2 - Men's size 10.5
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Here are 3 methods for making felted insoles for your shoes or boots, or to use as slipper bottoms. Method 1 involves knitting or crocheting your own felted fabric, while Method 2 uses a feltable wool sweater, and Method 3 uses wool fabric that has already been felted – whether intentionally or by accident! Method 1 is suitable for any size 100% wool, and any needles you choose.

Simply prepare the fabric by one of the methods, then use the template provided to cut out your insoles in the size required. Quick & easy!

Materials:

  • 100% wool, any weight, or
  • feltable 100% wool sweater or other object at least 10” (25.5cm) wide x 16” (40.5cm) long, or
  • previously felted 100% wool sweater or other object, same measurements as above
  • needles or hook 2 sizes larger than recommended on your yarn’s label (needed only for Method 1)

Stitches/Techniques Used:
Knit version: K, P, slip stitch
Crochet version: ch, sc


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