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…and now slippers

As you can see from the first photo, DH was in desperate need of new slippers; I think there was more of his socks hitting the floor than the slippers lol. Remember Phentex yarn? Well, I’m amazed (and a little appalled) that it’s still sold, but I guess the reason is that it’s so durable. That’s what these old slippers are made of…..that explains why they’ve lasted as long as they have!

Well, I don’t knit with Phentex so the new slippers are made with mystery yarn from my overflowing yarn scraps tote. I’m guessing the fibre content of the yarn is Acrylic but I’ve long since lost the label for either strand. They’re knit with two strands of worsted weight yarn and the pattern is Better Dorm Boots for Men, a free download from Ravelry. The only change I made was replacing the ribbed cuff with a garter stitch one. I’m hoping the addition of leather patches on the sole (reclaimed leather) will keep them from wearing out as fast as knit slippers usually do. We’ll see…….


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