Two Projects At Once

While knitting the torso of my sweater, I needed something to break up the monotony of that, so I decided to make some slippers. They are Saturday Morning Slippers by Kristin Spurkland from her book the Knitting Man(ual). I'll get one slipper done tonight, just five more rows of twisted garter stitch for the ankle cuff. I'm having fun with both projects but I will tell you, working with twisted garter stitches (knitting through the back loop) with double strands of wool and bamboo DPNs is rough on the finger muscles.



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I have that book too. I was going through some stashes of worsted weight yarns and I might just try those slippers thans for the pic

CLABBERS's picture

I have a love-hate relationship with these. The double strand and ktbl stitches are brutal on the finger muscles. The entire sole is that stitch and so is the collar. But, it's worth it in the end. Have fun with it. Drop me an email if you need any help.


SAPBrown's picture

Twisted stitches can be a challenge. If you really want a finger workout try "plaited stitches." Each stitch is worked by wrapping the yarn around the needle backwards (clockwise, or over the needle for K's, and under the needle for P's) A nice tight fabric results as each column of stitches is "braided' giving a good elastic horizontal stretch.
I stumbled onto this technique looking for an understated pinstripe.

CLABBERS's picture

It sounds very complicated! I found some plaited stitching on youtube that were done in needle point, but none in knitting. I'll have to read the wikipedia article you linked to. thanks!

Nehkhasi's picture

Just Looking Good!


Thunderhorse54's picture

Love those slippers and the color! I'm going to have to find that book!

Kerry's picture

The Knitting Man(ual) has some really interesting patterns, I bought my copy some years ago online from the Book Depository but you may be able to find a copy in your local library.

CLABBERS's picture

I have the book in my home and have made several things from it. Thanks!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Interesting pattern but I agree that the twisted stitches would be hard on the knitter. I hope the young man appreciates the hardship you endure to give him lovely gifts.

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