Felted Clogs

Felting is such an amazing and serendipitous thing. There is an element of surprise no matter how well you plan. So it was with high hopes and some trepidation that I started these knitted clogs that would be felted in the washing machine.

When James would come to visit, he used to “steal” his father’s fleece clogs to wear around the house. When I mentioned that I could knit and felt him a pair of his very own clogs, he quickly told me what colors they should be. After a bit of deliberation to get just the right colors, I settled on an Ironstone bulky held together with a light weight tweedy yarn for the green upper and a solid Nature Spun for the brown accent. The pattern wasn’t hard but I needed to pay attention to all the increases that shape the double sole and the upper. They knit up big as you can see in the “before” picture but felted down to just right. Once they were dry, they were good to go. Ooooh, toasty feet.  And just in time for winter.


1 Response to “Felted Clogs”

  1. 1 Stephanie October 19, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    So how did you know how BIG to make them so that they “felted-down” (is that a word?) to the right size? They look great!!!!

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