Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Icelandic Knitting

So now they're complete! Two slippers, two inserts and two very warm feet. Traditionally, these wool inserts were used between the outer leather slipper (worn as a "shoe") and the inner wool sock. The design I chose would have been designated to the Sunday-best wool insert due to the complication of the design and multiple colors. On work days the design was simple; a few lines running down the middle or patternless. Although everyday seems to be a work day around here I went for the Sunday-best just for kicks. I think a more colorful design with a complex pattern is actually beneficial to the longevity of the insert as there becomes more padding with the multiple strands of yarn backing the piece. They're additionally great because they're easy to pull out and fit in some of my other shoes!