I have been planning to make felted clogs for a while but due to my past history with felting (not good…) I have been hesitant to try. I can’t remember which of us brought it up, but Jason mentioned that he would like some felted clogs for this winter. So, I ordered some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn and bought the pattern.
The way they work is that you knit really huge slippers then put them in the washing machine with hot water to shrink them. I made a pair for myself first as the tester pair before making a pair for Jason.
Here is my pair before felting:
And after felting:
You may have noticed that the colors are different on the inside of each clog. This is because I messed up the amounts when I ordered the yarn. You need about 2/3 the total amount of yarn for the soles and top rim and 1/3 for the foot. I got this backward and ran out of brown yarn by the inner sole of the second slipper. Fortunately they look exactly the same except if you were to actually look inside them.
We were both quite shocked by the size of Jason’s clogs prior to felting! They were so huge that I could fit both my feet into one of them with plenty of room to spare.
Here are the before pics with an iphone and Jason’s feet for size reference:
After felting they fit him perfectly:
Now we will both have cozy feet this winter!