|Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
Growing up, Melynda Bernardi never found a wardrobe problem that could not be solved with some fabric, a needle, and thread. This early proficiency eventually led to teaching herself knitting in ...
Growing up, Melynda Bernardi never found a wardrobe problem that could not be solved with some fabric, a needle, and thread. This early proficiency eventually led to teaching herself knitting in college, as a way to keep her ever-creating hands busy. A few years later, when the day to day stresses of a job pressed in, her creative needs burst forth onto the internet as French Press Knits.
Now, Melynda takes great pleasure in sharing her love of knitting with others. Whether teaching or designing, learning new techniques or writing about her crafting exploits, she has enjoyed finding her place in the knitting community. Her love of efficiency is reflected in her patterns and projects, where she strives to design for a variety of knitters- young and old, novice to experienced.
Melynda has found a new joy in life as she embarks on the wonderful (and sometimes crazy) journey of motherhood. This may explain why most recent projects flying off her needles have been of the smaller variety, and why new designs seem to be geared toward the little ones who dont always appreciate a hand knit garment. This knitter, wife, and mom creates and designs from her home in Michigan, where her hand knits get plenty of use.
Constructed more like a shoe than a sock, these felted slippers will keep you stylish AND comfortable! Also great for gifts, as it is a very quick project!
This pattern is written with a lot of details and pictures, it even includes instructions for felting. My goal was to make it available to all types of knitters. Written with full felting instructions. You can also find seaming video tutorials at my blog: http://frenchpressknits.blogspot.com/2010/01/bickford-seam-video-tutorial.html
Sizes included in instructions: S (5/6), M (7/8), L (9/10). If you would like smaller or larger this would not be hard to do to- the pattern is very simplistic with size changes.
Although a top-loader washing machine is recommended, the pattern has been tried in a European Front-Loader(lower agitation, can't always control the whole cycle). It can work, but it is less predictable and may take a longer amount of time.
8 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch