04 January 2009 @ 09:29 pm
Eek! Victorian bed shoes!  
OK, so they're really more pre-WWI, but stripey warmness is something I'm a fan of regardless of the era. [livejournal.com profile] bexi posted links to sweaters on that website, and I found these by poking around.

How much yarn do you think is required for those? The sample is made with Karabella Aurora 8, but the page doesn't give amounts, natch. The directions say one skein of black and two skeins of CC, but how much is in a skein? Blah!

Do you think 100 yards of black and 200 yards of CC would be enough? I'm thinking yes, especially since Ravelry tells me that these knit up as fitting a US size 10 or 11 ladies foot. I'm a 7.5/8, so I'll have to do some resizing.

Also, the note "Use worsted weight yarn knit tightly on a #6 needle" gives me pause, as I usually knit worsted weight on a US 6. Am I just a weirdo? Possibly. That's not all that tightly knit.

I believe I told myself I'd do NaCoFiMo this month, too. And finish some writing. *laughs*
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[identity profile] inialurun.livejournal.com on January 5th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
i knit too((:
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[identity profile] troubleagain.livejournal.com on January 5th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, I totally want those.
ext_46111[identity profile] msmcknittington.livejournal.com on January 6th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Aren't they cute? They kind of remind me of elf shoes. Or witch's shoes.
[identity profile] bexi.livejournal.com on January 5th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
I would think those slippers would probably take a little bit more than mittens would. So I think mittens are like 120 yards, right? So your plan should work, although I think maybe you mean 100 yards of black as your contrast color.
ext_46111[identity profile] msmcknittington.livejournal.com on January 6th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
I think I'm thinking black is the MC, but that cannot be as black is not very prominent there.

I'm test knitting one with some Simply Soft that has been lurking my stash for five years or more. That way I can order the wool for the good pair and have a better idea.