Icelandic soft shoes by Hélène Magnússon
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Icelandic soft shoes

March 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stocking st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
One size fits all, adjustable in length
Errata available:

Those slippers are called “soft shoes” because they mimic in knitting the soft shoes made of sheep skin or fish leather that were worn in Iceland in the Old days. Those shoes had a knitted shoe insert in them. Shoe-insert pattern is also included in the book ”Icelandic handknits”.
Height: 3”
Lenght (adjustable): 10”

The book Icelandic handknits is inspired by the knitted artifacts in the Textile Museum in Blönduós in Iceland.
Join Hélène’s knitting tours in Iceland for an inspiring journey to the Textile Museum and the region’s many natural wonders.

The book is available in English, French, Icelandic and Danish.