My son, J, is a freshman at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and loving it. The only downside is that it’s a lot colder than he’s used to.
He has always loved the Felted Clogs that I’ve made him, but had completely worn through his last pair. With his feet getting a bit chilly in his dorm room, he asked me to make him another pair, but in his school colors of blue, yellow, and white, and he also wanted them striped with black soles.
I picked up 2 skeins of black, 1 of white, 1 of goldenrod, and 1 of Kentucky blue Cascade 220 at Tempe Yarn and Fiber, and got to work.
I was a little worried I wouldn’t have enough black, so I did the inner sole with both the black and white yarn, but it turns out I hadn’t needed to worry. The upper I striped with the blue and yellow, each stripe 2 rows long, and the cuff in white. When he came home for Thanksgiving, I felted* them to size.
I looked at the amount of yarn leftover and thought I might be able to make another pair. So I did.
Instead of stripes, I did blocks of the blue, yellow, and white, but kept the cuff white. The soles are more white than black, too. I did run out of both white and black while knitting, but was able to pull some black Patons Classic Wool and white Knit Picks Wool of the Andes scraps out of my stash to make it work.
He loves both pairs, and maybe now they’ll last at least through the winter.
*I am aware that these are technically fulled, not felted. However, I’m going with felted because it’s in the name of the pattern, and is what this is commonly called.