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

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 section of material that appears and feels a definite approach and, by way of exposing it to water and agitation, end with one who appears and feels totally different. This attention-grabbing transformation is what led writer Leigh Radford to start felting years in the past, and has saved her intrigued by means of the method ever since.

 

Now, in AlterKnits Felt, Radford pushes the bounds of conventional felting, as she did with conventional knitting in her past ebook, AlterKnits. via 30 colourful, shiny initiatives, she indicates readers the right way to knit after which felt their very own handiwork, in addition to the right way to create attractive felted items from recycled knits and unspun fiber. An introductory bankruptcy on felting fundamentals explains every little thing you must recognize to make the excellent outfits, add-ons, and residential decor that follow.

 

The initiatives diversity from a short and simple circle coin handbag, to a shibori bag, to a reverse-appliqué rug, each one strange in its personal approach, special by way of a different floor texture, an cutting edge mixture of innovations, or a unusual mixture of yarns. AlterKnits Felt presents each crafter with the instruments to explore—and expand—the paintings of felting.

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Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts; place marker (pm) for beginning of rnd. Purl 1 rnd, then knit 2 rnds. Work short rows (see Special Techniques) as follows: Short Rows 1 and 2: K34 (36, 38), wrp-t, purl to 2 sts before marker, wrp-t. Short Rows 3 and 4: K30 (32, 34), wrp-t, purl to 6 sts before marker, wrp-t. Short Rows 5 and 6: K22 (24, 26), wrp-t, purl to 10 sts before marker, wrp-t. Short Rows 7 and 8: K14 (16, 18), wrp-t, purl to 14 sts before marker, wrp-t. Change to working in the rnd.

Remove all caps and beads from bag by cutting rubber bands. Return bag to machine and continue felting until bag is fully felted. Removing the caps and beads from the partially felted bag will allow the fabric that was wrapped around them to felt, but will preserve the raised texture of the bobbles. Once bag is fully felted, remove from machine. Rinse thoroughly with cool water, and roll bag in bath towel to remove excess water. Shape bag if necessary. If you would like to refine the shape of a bobble, reinsert a smaller cap or bead and secure with a rubber band.

You can use 1½" furniture “leg tips" or 1" PVC end caps from the hardware store, or anything else about the right size and shape. gauge 13 sts and 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (St st) using larger needles bag Using larger needles, CO 146 sts. Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker (pm) at join and after 66th, 73rd, and 139th sts. Work even in St st for 3". Increase 4 sts every 6 rnds 6 times as follows: Slip marker (sm) at beginning of rnd, M1, knit to next marker, M1, sm, knit to next marker, sm, M1, knit to next marker, M1, sm, knit to end of rnd—170 sts.

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