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August 31 2012
September 4 2012
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Amazing Siberian Slippers (take 6)
Amazing Siberian Slippers by Henya Kazatchkov
knitmammy on ravelry
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 yards = 4 skeins
Knit Picks Swish Worsted
none left in stash
3 skeins = 330.0 yards (301.8 meters), 150 grams
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Swish Worsted
none left in stash
1 skein = 110.0 yards (100.6 meters), 50 grams
Knit Picks

My friend’s Mom, who lives in Siberia churns out these cute boots and booties in staggering quantities. I have never seen anything similar to them. Her aunt has taught her how to make them many years ago. Apparently they are made in a very small region in Siberia.
I have admired these “socklets” (this is how she calls them) since the first time I have seen them. They are usually used at home, over the socks, instead of or together with slippers to ward off the cold.
The “socklets” are knit straight, not in the round on two needles, but they are knit in one piece and are amazingly seamless.
When my Friend’s Mom came to visit her daughter here, in Israel, I had to learn the technique. Nina was very generous with her time and showed me the techniques she uses to make these beautiful slippers. There is no pattern. She knits them just like she cooks. A dollop of ribbing, a dash of increases, and some garter stitch rows to balance it all. If it does not fit this person, it will surely fit another.
I am now working on the written pattern in different sizes.
DK weight yarn will only work as a secondary color (color B), for the primary color one needs to have worsted or heavy worsted weight yarn.
The pattern for the Adult slippers is now available in my Chicken Stitches Etsy Shop and on my website Chicken Stitches.
The pattern for Amazing Siberian Slippers for kids is now available for sale on Chicken Stitches website and in my Etsy Shop and on Ravelry!!!

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August 31 2012
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  • Project created: August 31, 2012
  • Finished: September 7, 2012
  • Updated: January 1, 2013
  • Progress updates: 5 updates