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Chunky thrummed slippers

Everyone who has tried these on, or even just stuck a hand inside, has let out an involuntary sigh. With a thick, soft cushion of insulating fibre on the sole and around the cuffs they're the key to instantly warm toes.

The secret is thrumming, a traditional technique used to create super warm mittens in chilly Newfoundland and Labrador. Every few stitches a wee bit of unspun fibre is worked into a stitch creating a fun pattern on the outside. The loose ends create a thick, fluffy layer on the inside just like a sheepskin. We like using bright thrums against a neutral background but there are endless options to use up stash and play with colours. With ten sizes covering little kids to big guys you’ll be able to keep everyone’s toes cozy.




Details

Gauge

17 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Sizing

Ten sizes covering little kids to big guys you’ll be able to keep everyone’s toes cozy.

To fit feet up to 6¼[6¾, 7½, 8¼] (8¾, 9½, 10¼) [10¾, 11½, 12¼]" / 15[17, 19, 20.5] (22, 24, 25.5) [27, 29, 30.5]cm in length and approx 2½[2½, 2½, 3] (3, 3½, 3½,) (4, 4, 4¾)" / 6.5[6.5, 6.5, 7.5] (7.5, 9, 9) [10.5, 10.5, 11.5]cm in width


Supplies

Yarn

Chunky is a broad category – look for yarns with a suggested gauge of 13-14 sts to 4" /10cm
Shown in New Lanark Chunky (100% wool, 132 yds / 121m, 3.53oz / 100g) in Limestone
Between 1 and 4oz / 30 and 115g fibre for thrums. The exact amount required will depend on the fibre used and the amount in each thrum so it’s difficult to give a more precise quantity.

Needles and notions

Size 7 US / 4.5mm dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.


Yardage


115[125, 140,155] (170, 190, 210) [230, 250, 275]yds / 105[115, 125, 140] (155, 175, 190) [210, 230, 255]m

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