Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
2 ounces wool yarn
16” (US 10) circular needle
US 10 double point needles
Cast on 28 stitches
Knit in garter stitch for 15 rows, this will be the bottom of your pouch
With your left needle start picking up stitches along the edge of your knitted piece, you will pick up approximately 40 stitches; you will now be knitting in the round until your piece measures 6” tall, cast off.
I Cord -You will need to make two I- cord handles measuring 18” long
Thread an I-cord on each side of the pouch and tie ends together with a knot.
Your pouch is now ready for felting.
How to make I-cord
Cast on 3 sts using double pointed needles.
Knit, don’t turn.
Slip the sts back to the beginning of the needle and k the row again.
Continue in this manner until you have a short length of knitting, pull down on the cord and the gap at the back will close.
Continue until the cord is 18” or desired length.
Felting your pouch
Put your pouch in the washer with a pair of jeans or some similar heavy non-shedding fabric to help agitation.
Pouch can be placed in a closed bag (a zipped pillowcase, for example) to keep any shed wool from plugging the washer's drain.
Add a little soap and run on a hot wash cycle.
Check your piece often in the wash cycle until your pouch is felted to your satisfaction.
Dry completely and then decorate as desired.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Boot Toppers or Boot Cuffs
Skill level: Easy
To make the cuffs I use a double strand of my farm yarn in worsted weight, you could also use a bulky weight yarn. Cuffs are knit in a stretchy rib knit pattern.
Boot cuffs are a great way to dress up your boots and to help keep your legs nice and warm.
16” circular needle size 10
Two 2 oz. balls of worsted weight wool
Using two strands of worsted weight wool cast on 28 stitches
Join stitches being careful not to twist the stiches
Knit 2, Purl 2 around until each cuff measures 6” long, cast off loosely.
Make second cuff.
Boot cuffs can be made shorter or longer depending on your preference.
Have fun knitting!