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Nov 21, 2011 13:17:50   #
Care Bear
 
Hello my name is Carole and im from Sudbury ON Canada
Im trying to knit these phentex slippers and i do not understand what and how to "twist the light color over the dark color? Need Help Please
 
Nov 21, 2011 13:25:33   #
Loistec
 
Hi Carole, welcome to the forum!

With stranded/multi-color knitting you want to be sure to bring the new color up from underneath the old color, sort of twisting them, but really just crossing the strands, to avoid holes. I think that's what they mean here.
Nov 21, 2011 14:56:05   #
lannieb
 
Loistec wrote:
Hi Carole, welcome to the forum!

With stranded/multi-color knitting you want to be sure to bring the new color up from underneath the old color, sort of twisting them, but really just crossing the strands, to avoid holes. I think that's what they mean here.


Yep! thats what it means.
Nov 21, 2011 15:19:55   #
Care Bear
 
Thank you. im going home to try that out
Nov 21, 2011 18:08:22   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
If it's this pattern: http://www.yarns-and.com/fabrics/Phentex/PHEslipperptn.htm

Or this pattern: http://www.knittin4britain.com/p/phentex-slipper-pattern-is-here.html

The trick to getting the puffiness into the slippers is to pull tightly across each 'stripe'. It is exactly this puffiness that most stranded patterns tell you to avoid! (And why one knitting buddy just had to rip out hours of work on a stranded tuque!)

Enjoy the cushy slippers! Once you get the hang of it, it's fun.
Phentex slipper

Phentex checkerboard slippers - showing floats

Checkerboard Slipper Pattern
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Nov 21, 2011 18:41:20   #
glacy1
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
If it's this pattern: http://www.yarns-and.com/fabrics/Phentex/PHEslipperptn.htm

Or this pattern: http://www.knittin4britain.com/p/phentex-slipper-pattern-is-here.html

The trick to getting the puffiness into the slippers is to pull tightly across each 'stripe'. It is exactly this puffiness that most stranded patterns tell you to avoid! (And why one knitting buddy just had to rip out hours of work on a stranded tuque!)

Enjoy the cushy slippers! Once you get the hang of it, it's fun.
If it's this pattern: http://www.yarns-and.com/fab... (show quote)


OMG..I just posted a question asking if anyone knew what this
Method is called.
Slippers!

 
Nov 21, 2011 19:00:48   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
I've only known it as the Phentex Slipper pattern - even though the Phentex company is history.
Nov 22, 2011 11:05:45   #
Ronie
 
Oh those slippers are cute...
Nov 22, 2011 11:14:47   #
Cheryl Jaeger (a regular here)
 
Adorable slippers!!! Thank you for sharing...
Nov 22, 2011 12:55:33   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Similar discussion currently at: http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-44153-2.html
Nov 22, 2011 13:26:54   #
Knitnut101
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
If it's this pattern: http://www.yarns-and.com/fabrics/Phentex/PHEslipperptn.htm

Or this pattern: http://www.knittin4britain.com/p/phentex-slipper-pattern-is-here.html

The trick to getting the puffiness into the slippers is to pull tightly across each 'stripe'. It is exactly this puffiness that most stranded patterns tell you to avoid! (And why one knitting buddy just had to rip out hours of work on a stranded tuque!)

Enjoy the cushy slippers! Once you get the hang of it, it's fun.
If it's this pattern: http://www.yarns-and.com/fab... (show quote)


Jessica Jean, Thank you for posting the links to these patterns. These were my learn to knit projects many years ago as a child. I must of made a dozen of them(each getting just a little bit better)for all of my relatives. Of course the the Phentex then was coarse plastic strands. I can't wait to try making these slippers using "real yarn" to see how they turn out. And thanks care bear for posting the question.
 
Nov 22, 2011 13:47:35   #
Care Bear
 
thank you so much for all the good advise. Now do you think that it will also work on real yarn? not that im going to try it on real yarn soon as i have about 12 rolls of phentex to use up. Im a happy camper now. tks again
Nov 22, 2011 14:00:52   #
glacy1
 
Care Bear wrote:
thank you so much for all the good advise. Now do you think that it will also work on real yarn? not that im going to try it on real yarn soon as i have about 12 rolls of phentex to use up. Im a happy camper now. tks again


Mine that I bought at the craft bazaar are made in 'real yarn'.. and I am using Red Heart and Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn for the ones that I am making for my grandkids. So I would say..... yes!!
Nov 22, 2011 14:51:23   #
Cheryllum
 
gREAT LOOKING SLIPPERS. WILL TRY OUT THE PATTERN. LOOK WARM AND COZY
Nov 22, 2011 16:21:59   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
The reason Phentex (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olefin_fiber) was the prefered yarn for the slippers was its near indestructibility. Yes, you can use other yarn, but it will NOT wear as well nor as long. Since acrylic is not known for its wicking abilities, some feet may feel hot and sweaty in it.
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