Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia
Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia

Felted Slippers with Barb & Cynthia

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We love online learning. Especially when we're able to bring great classes like this one, right to you. Using Zoom as our online video conferencing platform, you can take this class from anywhere.

Cozy, Fuzzy, Foot Socks

Following the River City Yarns "Fuzzy Foot Sock" pattern, we will share with you tips and techniques for knitting and then fulling (aka felting) a pair of warm, cozy and durable wool slippers. You will learn the same techniques used to knit cuff down socks, including making a traditional heel flap and gusset and a shaped toe. You'll learn about gauge, "base yarns" that felt and "add in yarns" for creative effects, as well as how to “full” your wool fibre (with a washing machine or by hand) to make a thick felt like fabric. Optional: you can experiment with using "add ins" such as mohair for a soft slipper with a halo.

A detailed handout, including the Fuzzy Foot Sock pattern will be provided a day before class starts.

Our next session takes place on Thursday, April 25, starting at 11:00 am PDT, 12:00 pm MDT, 1:00 pm CDT, 2:00 pm EDT, 3:00 pm ADT. This class will be recorded in case you are unable to attend the live session.

This is a 3 hour class, with time provided for participants to work along. The slipper may not be completed in class but all of the required techniques will be covered and participants can revisit the handout to finish their project.

Please Bring:

  • Completed Pre-Work (see below).
  • Yarn: 200 grams/ 400 meters of worsted weight, 100% natural wool (no superwash) such as Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 100g; 200m), Rowan Kid Classic (70% Wool, 22% Kid Mohair, 8% Nylon, 50g; 140m) or Berroco Lanas (100% Wool, 100g; 200m).
  • Needles: 8.0mm / US 11 knitting needles for working a small circumference in the round: 5 double pointed needles or 1 long circular (magic loop), as you prefer.
  • Notions: A locking stitch marker, tapestry needle, and scissors.
  • Optional: one 25 gram ball of a laceweight, mohair/silk blend yarn (e.g. Rowan Kidsilk Haze) for extra softness and durability.

Skill level: Participants are experienced in working small circumference projects in the round with double pointed needles or magic loop. A small amount of pre-work is required.

Pre-Work (please complete this step before class):

The pattern is written in three sizes: small (medium, wide) for a foot circumference of approximately 7” (9”, 11”) after felting. Choose your cast on number based on the size you’d like to make.

Using worsted weight wool held double, and 8.0mm / US 11 needles, cast on 30 (36, 44) sts loosely. Divide sts evenly over needles and join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round and work one of the following cuffs:

  • Slip-on Cuff: work 2 rounds of stocking stitch. 
  • Extended Cuff (slipper sock look): work 6 rounds of stocking stitch. 
  • Rolled Cuff: work 8 rounds stocking stitch, rolling cuff down when felting. 

Leave your work on your needles. We’ll pick up from here in the first session.

Read these helpful tips before you register:

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can register online or call Barb/Cynthia at 780-477-9276 (ext 5) to make a payment over the phone. 
  • As this is an online class, you will need to have Zoom downloaded on a computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • The class session(s) will be recorded and copies of all/segments of the class will be available for you to review for a limited time after the class session(s).
  • Refunds? If you cancel 14 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will transfer your registration fee to a RCY gift card at no charge or offer a refund less a 10% cancellation fee. The cost of any materials provided to you will be subtracted from any refunds/transfers.
  • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 14 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact cynthia@yarniversity.ca.