By Leigh Radford
There’s whatever magical approximately felting knits: you begin with a bit of material that appears and feels a undeniable means and, by way of exposing it to water and agitation, end with one who appears and feels totally different. This interesting transformation is what led writer Leigh Radford to start felting years in the past, and has saved her intrigued via the method ever since.
Now, in AlterKnits Felt, Radford pushes the bounds of conventional felting, as she did with conventional knitting in her past e-book, AlterKnits. via 30 colourful, shiny tasks, she indicates readers the right way to knit after which felt their very own handiwork, in addition to how one can create attractive felted gadgets from recycled knits and unspun fiber. An introductory bankruptcy on felting fundamentals explains every thing you must recognize to make the superb outfits, add-ons, and residential decor that follow.
The tasks diversity from a short and simple circle coin handbag, to a shibori bag, to a reverse-appliqué rug, every one strange in its personal means, special via a different floor texture, an leading edge mixture of strategies, or a unusual blend of yarns. AlterKnits Felt offers each crafter with the instruments to explore—and expand—the paintings of felting.
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Then dec every row until 6 sts rem. Chart A Thumb 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Distribute 26 (30) thumb sts evenly over 3 or 4 dpns. With MC, PU and k1 (3) sts across gap—27 (33) sts. Pm and join. Work even in St st for 1½ (2)". Shape Tip Rnd 1 [K7 (9), k2tog] 3 times—24 (30) sts. Rnd 2 Knit. Rnd 3 [K6 (8), k2tog] 3 times—21 (27) sts. Rnd 4 Knit. Cont dec 3 sts every other rnd, working 1 fewer st before dec, until 12 (18) sts rem. Then dec every rnd until 9 sts rem. Last rnd K1, *k2tog; rep from * around—5 sts.
E arg uncl ylecha rt. eps e arg uncl ylecha rt. eps Last row With MC only, *k1, p1; rep from * across. BO row With MC only, k1, *p2tog, pass 1st st over 2nd st (1 st on RH needle); uncl e arg ylecha rt. eps rep from * to last st, p1, pass 1st st over 2nd st. Break yarn and pull through last st. Weave in ends. NIENKE PA AP Size Finished circumference: 20" Materials Mission Falls 1824 Wool (100% wool; 50g/85 yd) I designed this beanie as a gift for a male friend. Since he spends a lot of time outdoors, I used a double knitting technique, the two layers making it extra warm even on a windy day.
Rnd 1 K to 1 st before next marker and place previous Rnd 12 *K2, k2tog; rep from * around—51 (54, 63) sts. 26 (30) gusset sts onto wy. Remove gusset markers. CO 0 (2) sts, pm and join—70 (80) sts. Rnd 13 *K1, k2tog; rep from * around—34 (36, 42) sts. Rnd 14 *K2tog; rep from * around—17 (18, 21) sts. Rnd 15 K1 (0, 1), *k2tog; rep from * around—9 (9, 11) sts. FINISHING Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Thread tail through rem sts twice, pull snugly to close opening, and weave in end securely. Directions for Mittens With MC, CO 72 (80) sts.