SUPER. SOFT. CHENILLE.
All Pahhhs slippers are 100% Chenille — the adult, kids, and toddler sizes. All of them. The yarn used in the toddler slippers is a little smaller gauge, and I use two strands to make them extra cushy and soft.
Some of you are probably wondering, “what is this chenille of which you speak, over and over again?” Well, I’ll tell you. Chenille is that super soft yarn that they use for bathrobes and bedspreads. Not so much anymore, but back in the day EVERY bathrobe and bedspread, it seems, was chenille. Now everybody has a comforter and a duvet. Whatever. I do have a chenille (in the photo) robe so they are out there still!
The word “chenille” is French for caterpillar. So you can see where the name came from. A strand of chenille yarn looks like a caterpillar, with threads sticking straight out in a puffy circle. And a cool thing is that even after the yarn is crocheted into an item, oh, let’s say a slipper, it stays pretty fluffy. The soles will flatten out a bit over time — that’s to be expected and there’s no way around that. But the fiber of the yarn is surprisingly durable, and the yarn itself does not wear down, or fray, or get baldy. Your slippers will loosen up over time, but that’s due to the stitching, not the yarn. Washing them will help them to bounce back into shape a bit! But they won’t shrink.
So that’s why I use chenille. It’s the best!