All Clogged Up!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Damn, that sounds awful!

Hey y'all,

After the next, oh, I don't know how many, projects that I have in the back of my head.  (simple.....isn't it?)  I'd like to do a pair of clogs.  (before that freezing weather moves into Texas. ) I had joined a Yahoo group that was, for the most part, totally useless and would like to hear suggestions from people who have done them as well as those who have done felting.  (it's good to be able to say again that this is my "first time")

Any thoughts or ideas are More than welcome.

Best,

Chris

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I've made some clogs using

I've made some clogs using the Fiber Trends pattern.  They are really easy to knit, and it's amazing to watch the transformation when you felt them in the washing machine.  I recommend buying a little more yarn than listed in the pattern--a couple of times I ended up salvaging scraps from the trash in order to sew up the seams.  Also, really stretch the clogs lengthwise during the felting to keep them long enough while allowing them to shrink laterally.

JPaul's picture

Here's a link to that

Here's a link to that posting. http://www.menwhoknit.com/node/472

The Fiber Trends clogs, in my opinion, are the best design for felted slippers that I've seen.  I love the construction of the sole and they look great when they're felted.  I've not made a pair, yet, but I was just talking about it last week.

I've done a felted beret, from a Fiber Trends pattern, using Brown Sheep wool.  The Brown Sheep gets a little hairy when it's felted due to the mohair content.  Some people like the look and it might not be bad for clogs or slippers, actually.  If you don't like it, you can shave the long hairs off or use a yarn without mohair.  Several people have recommended Cascade 220 for felting projects.

I should order the pattern and yarn.  You've got me inspired to make my own clogs.

-John 

kiwiknitter's picture

As I recall, another MWK

As I recall, another MWK member, Marty, who lives in Seattle posted his clogs in about January.  You might want to try to find that posting and maybe even contact Marty about them. 

I've got knitting fever in the worsted way.