Download AlterKnits Felt: Imaginative Projects for Knitting & Felting by Leigh Radford PDF

By Leigh Radford

There’s whatever magical approximately felting knits: you begin with a bit of material that appears and feels a undeniable manner and, through exposing it to water and agitation, end with one who seems to be and feels different. This interesting transformation is what led writer Leigh Radford to start felting years in the past, and has stored her intrigued by means of the method ever since.


Now, in AlterKnits Felt, Radford pushes the limits of conventional felting, as she did with conventional knitting in her prior publication, AlterKnits. via 30 colourful, brilliant tasks, she exhibits readers the right way to knit after which felt their very own handiwork, in addition to tips on how to create stunning felted items from recycled knits and unspun fiber. An introductory bankruptcy on felting fundamentals explains every thing you want to understand to make the fantastic outfits, components, and residential decor that follow.


The tasks variety from a brief and simple circle coin handbag, to a shibori bag, to a reverse-appliqué rug, each one strange in its personal manner, exclusive via a unique floor texture, an cutting edge mixture of recommendations, or a unusual mix of yarns. AlterKnits Felt offers each crafter with the instruments to explore—and expand—the artwork of felting.

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PLEASE don’t be afraid of sewing in the zipper—BE PATIENT AND I GUARANTEE YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL. finished measurements 6 ¼ x 9", before felting 5" diameter, after felting Results will depend on felting conditions and time spent felting. yarn Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair; 190 yards / 113 grams): 1 skein. 5 mm) Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. notions Stitch marker Stitch holder or waste yarn Tapestry needle Smooth cotton waste yarn, for basting 7" zipper Sewing pins, needle, and thread gauge 16 sts and 19 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (St st) bag CO 26 sts.

Do not use bath towels! Towels create lint that will felt into your project. 4. Approximately every 3 to 5 minutes, check on the felting progress by removing your project from the washing machine, gently squeezing it to remove excess moisture, and assessing how close it is to the desired size and texture. If necessary, return the project to the machine, resetting the wash cycle. Repeat this process until your project is felted as desired. Your project is the most unstable at the beginning of the felting process.

Bag Using A, CO 50 sts. Working in St st, follow Rows 1-107 of large chart. Change to B and work for 2". Follow Rows 1-17 of small chart. Using B, continue in St st for 6¼", decreasing 1 st on first row and ending with a RS row—49 sts remain. pocket placement: With WS facing, p11, BO center 27 sts, purl to end. Next row: Using D, k11, position pocket behind work and knit 27 pocket sts, k11. Continuing in St st, work 2 more rows in D, then work the following stripe sequence 3 times: 3 rows E, 3C, 3A, 3B, 3D.

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