Friday, 19 September 2008

Moss

My first felting project - a gorgeous tote for any occasion using only knit stitches.

You will need:
4mm 40cm circular needle
Tapestry needle
50g Space Dyed BFL DK in 'Moss' by Fyberspates (or any other 100% wool - not superwash)
Stitch markers

Pattern:
  • Cast on 120 stitches and place a marker at beginning of round.
  • Knit 7 rounds
  • R8 - Knit 15, cast off 30, Knit 30, Cast off 30, Knit 15
  • R9 - Knit 15, cast on 20 and join round, Knit 30, cast on 20 and join round, Knit 15
  • Knit until work measures 14cm from top cast on edge
  • R - Knit 3, SSK place Marker, Knit 40 Place Marker, K2tog, knit 8, SSK, Place Marker, Knit 40 place Marker, K2tog, knit 3
  • R - K to 2 stitches before marker, SSK, K to next marker, K2tog after marker, K to 2 stitches before marker, SSK, K to next marker, K2tog after marker
  • Repeat last row until 2 stitches remain between markers
  • Knit 4 more rounds
  • R - K2tog until end of round
  • R - K2tog until end of round

Cast off all stitches and sew edges together OR graft edges with kitchener stitch



Flower: (knit as flat work)

Cast on 6 stitches
R1 - Increase into each stitch by knitting into front and back of loop
R2 - K
R3 - Increase into each stitch by knitting into front and back of loop
R4 - K
R5 - Increase into each stitch by knitting into front and back of loop
R6 - K
R7 - Increase into each stitch by knitting into front and back of loop
Cast off all stitches and sew to bag in desired position

Felting:

Place finished bag into a pillowcase to catch loose fibres and prevent clogging of washing machine.
Wash at 40 degrees on a program that has a good cold rinse section.
Pull into shape and dry flat.


See Pics for Before and After shots...



Please note these patterns are not intended to be sold or items made to be sold on - all rights reserved by Chloe Blunn. Please leave comments if you spot any errors. I'd love to see any variations on the finished items you make too......

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