Thursday, July 22, 2010

Knitting with Plastic

I love my crazy old lady Phentex slippers. I really do. After all the horrible things I have put them through, they still look and feel great. So why am I attempting to knit another pair?

Because of Ravelry, that's why. I was contacted a few weeks ago by someone who was very curious about the ones I have posted on my project page. I decided to go dig through my stash where I found a ridiculous amount of the scratchy plastic slipper and craft "yarn" and the next thing I knew I had cast on another pair. In the round this time. I am actually going to try and steek this crazy stuff at the foot opening.

If you have never had the pleasure of knitting with plastic filaments, you should give it a try. It's like nothing you have ever felt but it makes amazing slippers.

Phentex is hard to find in the USA. I get mine from Yarn and Thread by Lisa.


  1. I've never heard of Phentex but going to keep my eyes open for it. Must be super durable!

  2. Wow - I didn't realize you could still get Phentex. My gramma made us new phentex slippers every year when we were kids!