DUFFERS – FELTED SLIPPER PATTERN
This is the basic pattern with three basic sizes. For the larger, expanded pattern with many more sizes and wider width fittings, see the Duffers – revisited pattern (link on the side bar).
This pattern is now available for download at a cost of £ 1.00 through Ravelry. There is a direct link from my pattern page (the link to which is above the header) or from the bar on the left. The children’s version is now available for £ 3.50, also from Ravelry or my pattern page.
Gratefull thanks to Sarah for the name suggestion, without which I would still be calling them ‘no name felted slippers’ or some such thing.
As I said, I have knitted about six of these as the patten now stands. Part of me would not be happy until I had knitted about ten pairs at least. If you do knit a pair and notice any errors please let me know.
You will need:
Yarn: Lana Grossa Feltro 50m/50g OR: Any pure untreated wool that will felt. If you want to use a DK weight yarn (100m / 50 g) hold the yarn double throughout.
You will need about 150m (300m DK) for the single colour slippers and 100m each colour (200m each DK) for the two colour ones.
Needles: Size 8mm (or size to get you to the correct tension) straight or circular needles, the slippers are worked flat and then sewn.
Tension: In stocking stitch your knitting should measure 3 sts / 1” and 4 rows / 1”. Use the size of needle which gets you closest to this measurement.
To fit sizes: Approx. UK3, UK 5, UK 7 (US4 ½, US6 1/2, US8 ½) For the smallest size read the figures as given, the larger sizes are in parentheses. If only one figure is given this refers to all sizes. (If you need size larger please see below in the comments for instructions)
Size before felting: Length Approx. 27cm (29 cm, 31 cm) Height Approx: 13cm at front & 11.5 cm at back.