This last November I received my twenty forth kit from Annie’s Hook and Needle Club since I started subscribing in January 2013. I cannot believe it will be two years this month since I eagerly awaited for the mailman to deliver my first kit. Surprisingly with all these kits over the past months, this is the first pattern I have received for slippers, and with winters fast arrival one could always use another pair of slippers.
The Pretty Pansies kit comes with one skein of (3) light worsted weight variegated yarn of purple, green and yellow and six 3/4 inch pansy buttons. As with all the kits, it came with a set of instructions for knitting and crocheting slippers. Even though the skill level is intermediate it looks like it will be a quick crochet project on a snowy afternoon.
I will need my G hook, a tapestry needle, stitch markers and some matching thread to complete the project.
After glancing over the pattern I do not see any specialty stitches. You will only need a working knowledge of the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet). If you do not have a lot of experience working in rounds, this would be a good kit to get some practical knowledge of the technique.
The yarn once again came in an unmarked label and is made of 70% Wool and 30% Nylon. Keep this in mind with washing them, for the wool makes them hand washable only and then you will need to lay them flat to dry. Remember not to use bleach or a hot iron on them. As this will cause some damage.
I love the feel of crochet slippers. Maybe you prefer another kind of slippers; still I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Please share any feelings, experiences or insights.
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.