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Feb 28, 2013 20:03:08   #
january50
 
I have knit between 12 and 15 pairs of these slippers for my DIL and in less than 2 weeks she has big holes in the bottom near the toes. I've used 2 strands of worsted yarn mostly Red Heart Super Saver and is irritating that they are falling apart so fast.

Has anyone else had this happen? Any suggestions on how to rectify this? My thoughts are smaller needle size? I was using a 9 as it's what the pattern calls for. Don't understand why this is happening.

Pattern is from Bevs Country Cottage. Please help!!
 
Feb 28, 2013 20:14:38   #
jinx
 
Does she have laminate floors? We had those floors installed and found our slippers and socks got holes very very quickly. We had the flooring replaced and no longer had any problems with holes in our socks. judith
Feb 28, 2013 20:31:34   #
january50
 
Wow that was a quick reply, she has wood laminate floor in dining room, rugs in family and living room and hard diamond tile floor in kitchen area. Kitchen and dining rooms are between LR and FR so wlak thru both often.

Hate to think I'll be knitting non-stop to keep up, floors are new except kitchen so I'll tell them not to get a laminate floor.

She does always have socks with the slippers.

Thanks for your input.
Feb 28, 2013 20:33:08   #
january50
 
Forgot to ask what you replaced your laminate floors with??
Feb 28, 2013 20:47:52   #
CheriF
 
I just finished my slippers and I have laminate floors. I put suede cloth (the kind you can buy at JoAnns) on the bottom. (I just cut out enough to cover my foot and sewed it on by hand.) I will let you know if it makes a difference. (I know, I have to wear them for 2 weeks to see if they wear out.)

I also used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick to make them (20% wool).
Feb 28, 2013 22:20:22   #
galaxycraft
 
I had carpeting throughout (indoor/outdoor in kitchen), and I always wore then out too quickly.
Didn't matter whether I crocheted or knitted them.
So I no longer make slippers for anyone.
 
Feb 28, 2013 22:22:06   #
january50
 
Is the suede cloth washable? And please let me know in a couple of weeks how they are holding up. Am curious if thicker yarn and part wool helps. Of course the 2 strands of worsted would be on par with a bulky weight but I used 100% acrylic for washability.
Feb 28, 2013 22:23:41   #
january50
 
Galaxycraft - Ohh that's not good to hear, my daughter saw them and asked me to make some for her to keep by the door.
Feb 28, 2013 22:34:00   #
january50
 
CheriF - I lived in Rochester in the 70's, know quite a few people that live there now. I loved it!
Feb 28, 2013 22:38:56   #
galaxycraft
 
january50 wrote:
Galaxycraft - Ohh that's not good to hear, my daughter saw them and asked me to make some for her to keep by the door.

I had tried single strand, double strand, acrylic, acrylic/wool...didn't matter. :cry:

The suede sole may help.
I just couldn't justify putting added expense into a pair of slippers.
I had found adult booties at my local drug store last year.
A few dollars a pair, so I bought several pairs (thinking they would wear out quickly).
You know I am still wearing the first pair! :shock: :)
No hint of wear and they have those non-slip "buttons" on the bottom.
And I wear them most of the day.
Feb 28, 2013 23:12:58   #
CheriF
 
january50 wrote:
Is the suede cloth washable? And please let me know in a couple of weeks how they are holding up. Am curious if thicker yarn and part wool helps. Of course the 2 strands of worsted would be on par with a bulky weight but I used 100% acrylic for washability.


I don't remember but don't really care. I bought a remnant at JoAnns that has lasted through 8 pairs of slippers so far. Everyone got slippers for Christmas this year. It looks like it should be okay with washing. I think most of the suede like materials say dry clean but I don't care what they look like since it is just to make the slippers last longer and less slippery. I know my grandchildren wear theirs every day after school and have no problem with wear on them. But they have wood floors so I don't know if that is as tough on them.

By the way, the Wool-Ease is washable and can be dried as well. I watched for sales and got it as cheap as the acrylic. Takes 2 skeins per pair. You could also use 2 40% coupons.
 
Feb 28, 2013 23:36:27   #
Cindy M
 
I used an old leather like jacket and cut out soles. I sewed them to the bottom of my slippers. Please don't take offense. This may not apply to your daughter. But I've noticed that teens especially drag their feet. They shuffle along like an old man with Parkinson's. If we would have done that as kids, my mother would have spanked us and told us to pick up our feet and walk decently.
Mar 1, 2013 02:29:48   #
jinx
 
january50 wrote:
Wow that was a quick reply, she has wood laminate floor in dining room, rugs in family and living room and hard diamond tile floor in kitchen area. Kitchen and dining rooms are between LR and FR so wlak thru both often.

Hate to think I'll be knitting non-stop to keep up, floors are new except kitchen so I'll tell them not to get a laminate floor.

She does always have socks with the slippers.

Thanks for your input.


The wood laminate flooring in the dining room may be causing the problem. We replaced the laminate in the kitchen with vinyl. Not the look we wanted but I thought if it ate through the fabric that it was not good for our feet or for our great granddaughter to crawl on.
Mar 1, 2013 06:27:02   #
lenorehf
 
I've made several pairs of these. They always wear out. I use double worsted but that only makes them warmer (I hope). Next ones will have some kind of sole. There have been several posts about different things to put on the bottom.
Mar 1, 2013 07:05:41   #
eileen holmes
 
I make a double sole for my house shoes and they will last .Makes the shoes warmer.I just measure the bottom of the house shoe and knit another bottom then stitch it all around on the shoe.My family loves them...hope you like the idea <3
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