Fingge by Simone Kereit

Fingge

Knitting
December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in trummed pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
165 - 240 yards (151 - 219 m)
foot length up to 9½, 10½, 11¼
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These slippers are like wearing handmade sheep on your feet, little clouds of comfort!
Worked in one piece, the sole is knit back and forth and is HEAVILY thrummed to give extra cushioning. The sides are worked in the round and the instep is again worked back and forth with a few shortened rows to bring the back of the slipper up and leave the front lower for easy in and out!
And in case you are wondering, ‘Fingge’ simply means slippers in Swissgerman, my native tongue.
Here’s to warm toes for everyone!

Materials
Yarn

1(1, 2) skein(s) Briggs & Little ‘Heritage’ (100% Wool, 215 yds/197 m per
4 oz/113 g)
165(200, 240 yds) / 150(185, 220) m

Roving
Malabrigo ‘Nube’ (100% Merino, unspun wool roving 4oz/113 g)

Sample used 1 skein Briggs & Little in Mulberry and 3/4 braid Malabrigo Nube in Archangel

Needles
2 US Size 6 (4 mm) 24 or 32” circular needles, or needles for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round, or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
14-15 st and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in thrummed pattern
18 sts and 28 rows= 4”/ 10cm over plain stockinette st

Notions
2 stitch markers, optional suede slipper soles (or plush paint or silicone non-slip sealant)

Finished Sizes
to fit foot 9½, 10½, 11¼ length and 7(9, 11) circumference.

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