In this class you will knit and then felt a pair of extra-thick wool slippers that will provide warmth and comfort you won't believe. The modified clog shape is a favorite with everyone. Students will learn how to follow a pattern as well as learning shaping techniques using circular needles, short rows, increases and decreases. Class discussions will cover yarns for felting, the felting process, sizing the finished product and more. Please note: Felting will be done at home.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Instructor: Beth Altimari Date & Time: Mondays, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10; 6pm - 8pm Materials required:
- Fiber Trends Pattern #AC-33
- Worsted weight wool, such as Valley Yarns Northampton, Lambs Pride or Cascade 220 in the following amounts:
For women's slippers sizes 6(8, 10) approximately 500(540, 580) yards
For men’s slippers sizes 11(13) approximately 675 (720) yards
(If using two colors, approximately 2/3 of the yarn will be used for the sole and cuff )
- 24” US size 13 circular needle (or needle that gives you the suggested gauge - see homework)
- 16" US size 13 circular needle (or needle that gives you the suggested gauge)
- A spare circular needle in a smaller size
- Stitch markers that fit comfortably over the large needles
- Your knitting tool kit Prior to the first class, please complete the following: - To determine needle size, prior to class, knit an "I-cord gauge" with yarn held doubled. Cast on 18 stitches, knit in stockinette stitch for 4 inches, changing needle size until you have a gauge of 10 stitches over 4 inches.
- OR With yarn held doubled, cast on 30 stitches, on double-pointed needles. Knit in stockinette stitch for 4 inches.