The Siv Slippers - English
The Siv Slippers - English
The Siv Slippers are warm, cosy and comfortable slippers, inspired by the historic Danish reed shoes.
Unlike the reed shoes, however, The Siv slippers are knitted from thick, warm yarn. But just like reed shoes, The Siv Slippers are created using a thick braided pattern to secure good hold and a noticeable insulating effect, as well as for the characteristic look.
The herringbone pattern is easy to knit and once you get the hang of it, The Siv Slippers are, with their large needles, both quick and easy to knit. The slippers are sewn together with an elegant twist at the front of the food.
1 strand of Gepard Cashsock Chunky, 100 g / 183 m
2 strands of Lang Yarns Alpaca Soxx (4 ply), 100g / 390m
The Siv Slippers are knitted using sock yarn with cashmere, for a soft and durable finish. The entire model is knitted in a herringbone pattern. The tension, on a 7 mm needle and knitted in the herringbone pattern, is: 10 x 10 cm = 20 n x 25 sts
NOTE: When the slippers are knitted in the tension mentioned above, they should fit snugly, because they will give a little with time (and use). Therefore, the slippers may feel a bit small when they are fresh off the needles, but they will expand and form to the shape of your foot when used.
Knitting needles and accessories
- Double pointed knitting needles or a circular needle 7 mm (length is not important)
- A measuring tape
- 1 blunt needle to secure loose ends
- 2 stitch holder cords or wire
- Two double pointed needles – all sized smaller than 7 mm will work
- An elastic that will be sewn into the front edge of the slipper to secure perfect hold
Frequently asked questions
How does the individual sizing work?
This differs from pattern to pattern, but oftentimes we ask you to measure underneath your bust and across your bust. Then we offer a calculation based on the knitting tension and this in turn tells you e.g. how many stitches you should cast on for your band.
Other times, it’s measuring the cups to your body and stopping when you feel they give the coverage you prefer. For some of our patterns we have created an Excel sheet where you simply type in your measurements and it provides you with the amount of stitches, cast-ons ect. Going forward we will optimise this and add it to more patterns.
How much support do your bras give?
The bras give the same support as a soft, wireless bra. However there are no strap adjustments in the patterns yet, so we generally recommend you knit the straps 5-10 cm shorter than you normally would, so they can ease.
Can I knit in other types of yarn than cashmere?
Of course you can!
We recommend cashmere because while researching many different yarn types, cashmere was the yarn that was the softest against the skin for the longest duration of time. Also cashmere on small needles tends to give a more tight knitted, elegant look, that we feel are perfect for our designs.But as long as you match the knitting tension to whatever yarn you are using, you can use whatever yarn you want.
Do you have video tutorials for your patterns?
We share tutorials in our Instagram highlights and we have started a YouTube channel, where going forward will share a lot more tutorials and tips to your patterns. If you have any suggestions or wishes for methods or specific patterns we should do a tutorial for, please let us now firstname.lastname@example.org