Felted slippers

2 x 50g balls Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran in stone Pair 5mm knitting needles 18 sts and 34 rows to 10cm square over garter st using 5mm needles, abbreviations kfb knit into front and back of next st. See page 25. The slippers will look very large and very floppy when knitted, but after washing they will shrink and the fabric will become very thick and resilient. Slipper (make 2) With 5 mm needles, cast on 24 sts. Next row Cast on 2 sts, k to end. Rep this row once more. 28 sts. Next row Kfb....

Seaming

When you have completed the pieces of your knitting you reach one of the most important stages. The way you sew up or finish your w project determines how good your finished garment will look. There are different types of seaming techniques but the best by far is mattress or ladder stitch, which creates an invisible seam. It can be used on stocking stitch, rib, garter and moss stitch. The seam that I use for almost all sewing up is mattress stitch, which produces a wonderful invisible seam. It...