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January 23 2015
February 18 2015
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Basic Slipper Pattern
Basic Slipper Pattern by Laura Farson
women's 6
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®

After many many do-overs with my colors not working out as in the photos, I made the following simple change from the written instructions. (Thank god for the photos, they are a life-saver!)

Round 1:
Needle 1 (Heel and Instep):TK1 MC, TK1 CC; rep from * to end of needle. Remove slipknot. Wrap slipknot yarn ends around working yarn.
Needle 2 (Sole): TK1 CC, TK1 MC; rep from * to end of needle.

Next. When you work to 31 stitches on each side of the heel, you get 2 same-color strands adjacent, which will throw off the continuity of the color-work pattern. I increased to 33st. and found it to be way too big. I then scaled back to 29 st. on each needle, fits great.

Also, I’m finding that winding my wool into manageable bobbins is far less cumbersome for Twined Knitting, although I acknowledge I will have to weave in more ends later. I tried using the technique the author recommends and it just about drove me insane.

Now, about the cuff. The short rows, or at least my short rows, look wonky. I tried an iteration without and it didn’t work out at all. But I’m really not happy with the wonky-ness of the look of my short rows. I think I re-did them about six or seven times and didn’t get any change in my results. It is what it is.

I added a few extra rows so they come up past the ankles.

This is a bittersweet project because I just love the squooshy, lofty, thickness of the end result. BUT WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS.

I’ll try anything. Once. But Twined Knitting is so cumbersome, so fussy… all that un-twining/winding. I dunno. I guess I’ll just stick to stranded-colorwork or mosaic knitting.

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by Cascade Yarns®
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220 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: January 24, 2015
  • Updated: February 19, 2015
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