Heart Felt Knits: 25 Fresh and Modern Felting Projects
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Knitting something by hand and then applying the centuries-old technique of wet felting results in gorgeous pieces that are durable, eco-friendly, and timeless. In Heart Felt Knits, actress-turned-crafter Tamara Mello offers twenty-five knitted and felted projects, from darling nesting bowls to elegant hats, cozy wraps, and chic hair accessories. Knitters will love watching their pieces take on surprising forms and textures through the felting process. With easy-to-follow knitting patterns, simple felting instructions, helpful how-to photographs, and lavish shots of the finished projects, this special book shows knitters of all stripes how to create unique accessories and keepsakes to last a lifetime.
Heart Felt Knits 25 Fresh and Modern Felting Projects ****** By Tamara Mello Copyright © 2012 by Tamara Mello. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data available eISBN: 978-1-4521-1306-7 Designed by Ayako Akazawa Sample Knitting and Pattern Testing by Samantha Fisher Photo Editing by Jennifer Laski Photographs by Jessica Sample Prop styling by Kathryn Kendall
Popular, my amazing costume designer, Lou Eyrich, taught me the basics of knitting. Once I learned how to knit, I became obsessed, knitting in my trailer, on set, in line at the grocery store, in my car at red lights (not recommended)—anytime I had an extra moment. Knitting was a satisfying way to fill the downtime, and I began to shift more and more focus onto what I was creating with my hands between the duties of my day job. I quickly learned or taught myself most of the techniques involved in
Cast on 64 (80) stitches. Row 1 *K2tog, repeat from * to end of row. 32 (40) stitches. Row 2 *P2tog, repeat from * to end of row. 16 (20) stitches. Work in stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row, for 11 in/28 cm more. Bottom (make 2) Cast on 16 (20) stitches. Work in stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row, for 11 in/28 cm. Finishing Take one top and one bottom for each warmer, placing wrong sides together. Pin the bottom to the top just below the ruffle. Using yarn needle and a
stitches. Round 12 Knit. Bind off. Sides of Holder With MC and circular needle, pick up and knit 56 stitches around bound-off edge. Knit in stockinette stitch for 3 in/7.5 cm. Switch to CC and work even for 4 in/10 cm more. Switch back to MC and work even for 3 in/7.5 cm more. The sides now measure 10 in/25 cm from the picked-up stitches. Bind off. Felting Felt according to instructions in the Techniques section. Check frequently to be sure the sides of holder don’t felt together. Once it is
or size to obtain gauge 10-in/25-cm piece of leather for tie (You can find leather cord in most craft stores. I used a piece of suede I upcycled from a thrift store jacket.) Tailor’s chalk or fabric marker Yarn needle Sewing machine or sewing needle and coordinating or contrasting thread Ruler ***** 48 / Heart Felt Knits For Body of Roll-Up Carrier CO 63 stitches. Work even in stockinette stitch until piece measures 13 in/38 cm from cast-on edge, ending with a WS (purl) row. Bind off. NOTE: