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Mom's Christmas Slippers
Finished
November 12 2015
November 26 2015
Project info
Mom's Christmas Slippers
Cadeautje by Ysolda Teague
Knitting
Mom
G
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky
2 skeins = 274.0 yards (250.5 meters), 200 grams
7A2712
Knit Picks
November 4, 2015
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Roving
168458
Knit Picks
November 4, 2015
Notes

I was nearly done with the first slipper (in size F) when I realized it was going to be too small, especially considering my mom will probably wear handknitted socks with these. :) So I went up to size G and they fit me perfectly, and our feet are about the same size. Followed the pattern exactly, except I only did five rows of thrums on the cuff because I was worried about running out of fiber.

I can’t wrap my head around how designers create patterns like this. I love seeing the slipper take shape! It’s fun and interesting knitting, though I do have to say that the first few rows (in the round) after picking up stitches around the sole are stressful. I have to use a 24” circular, and it makes for tight knitting until you’ve done a couple of rows (and when you start decreasing I have to go down to a 16”). I made a mistake with the first slipper and got off with my decreases trying to use DPNs, and I find it easier to keep them in line with a 16” circular.

In the end, I’m glad that I had to frog that first attempt. Not only was it too small, but there were several other mistakes that I made sure not to make the second time around. :)

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November 26 2015
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  • Originally queued: October 1, 2015
  • Project created: November 13, 2015
  • Finished: November 26, 2015
  • Updated: November 27, 2015
  • Progress updates: 4 updates