Thrummed slippers kit

  • "These felted thrummed slippers are sure to keep your toes cozy through the coldest days of winter. The combination of felted wool and thrums make these extra cushy and comfortable to wear —your feet will feel like they’re walking on clouds!"
  • kit includes: two skeins of black Icelandic yarn in center pull balls, 4 oz of Border Leicester wool roving
    finished size: Women's S (M, L, XL); approx. fin. Length: 9 (9.5, 10, 10.5)"/ 23 (24, 25.5, 27)cm to fit US women's shoe sizes 7 (8, 9.5, 11); shown in size M. Note on sizing: these can be stretched somewhat during and after the felting process. If between sizes, knit the closest smaller size and felt a little bit less or knit the closest larger size and felt a bit more.
    needles (not included in kit): 10 (US)/6 mm double pointed needles (dpns); 10.5 (US)/6.5 straight knitting needles
    notions: removeable stitch marker
    gauge: 8 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm in thrummed pattern before felting
  • fiber source: hand selected Icelandic fleeces from White Rock Manor, Pine Hollow Farm, Three Bags Wool and Kingsolver/Hopp Farm all in Virginia. Hand selected Border Leicester fleeces from Overlook Manor, Warrenton, Virginia and Orange Gate Farm, Maurerton, Virginia
    fiber content: yarn, 100% Icelandic wool. Roving, 100% Border Leicester wool
    Icelandic sheep are one of the oldest breeds in the world. Brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the ninth and tenth centuries, they were imported to Canada in the 1990's. Icelandic fleece is double coated: the long outer coat is called tog and the short down undercoat is called thel. This Primitive type fleece provided many types of fiber for varied uses, ropes, sails and clothing all from one fleece. The primitive genetics also give us many natural colors from white, silvers, reds, brown all the way to black.

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