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It’s All About Wool – Felted Nesting Bowls

It’s All About Wool – Felted Nesting Bowls

It’s All About Wool!!

In this class I will show you my techniques needed to make Felted Nesting Bowls.   After we felt the smallest bowl in class, you will be given the directions, tips and patterns to complete the rest of the bowls to complete your Felted Nesting Bowls.

Class Date:  Saturday, September 24 starting at 1pm
Class Amount:  $25.00

Please complete this pattern and bring this knitted bowl to class.

 

Small nesting container

I used Gina Chunky yarn, but you can either use an equivalent yarn or if you use worsted you can knit holding two yarns together.  Be sure you use 100% wool, or it will not felt very well.

If you use Gina Chunky, you can use either a US 10 or 10.5 needle with a 16”cable.  If you use worsted, then you will need about US 15 needle with a 16” cable (your bowls will be a little bigger).  You will need one stitch marker to mark the beginning of your rounds.

(small bowl on left is felted, small bowl on right is knitted waiting to be felted)

(small bowl on left is felted, small bowl on right is knitted waiting to be felted)

Pattern:

(note:  you are going to knit rows first, then you will pick up stitches and knit in the round)

CO 12 stitches.

K28 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).

Pick up and K12 sts along side edge.

Pick up and K12 sts along the cast on edge.

Pick up and K12 sts along other side edge.

Place marker to mark the beginning of your round.

Purl the first round.

Knit the next 12 rounds.

Bind off using the 5 st I-cord*

Sew in all ends.

Bring to class to be felted.

 

*Directions for 5 st I-cord

CO 5 sts onto left hand needle.  K4 of the CO sts.  Knit the remaining CO st along with the st to the left of it TBL (you are knitting two stitches together through the back), this creates one stitch bound off.  All 5 sts are now on the right needle.  Slide the 5 sts back onto the left hand needle and knit them again making sure to knit the 5th st along with the st to its left TBL (5th st is knit two together, which causes a decrease – creating the bind off effect).   Repeat until all sts are BO.
TIP: After knitting the first st, give the yarn a tug to help for I-cord.

This can be confusing to start and if you have problems with the directions please stop by the shop and we can help you get started.

 

Key:

CO = Cast On
K = Knit
St = Stitch
TBL = Through Back Loop

I look forward to seeing you in class with your small bowl…