Saturday, February 28, 2009

Felted Coffee Clutch

In lieu of having the time to make part two of the limp binding videos today, I decided to share a knitting pattern instead. This recipe is for an easy felted wool coffee sleeve that you can stitch up in just under two hours. It's also a great way to use up wool skein remnants.




K= knit the entire row
k= knit the number of stitches indicated after k
inc= increase (there are several methods to do this, use the one that suits you)
dpns= double pointed needles




Worsted weight feltable 100% wool yarn (1/4 to 1/2 a skein should suffice)
A set of four size 7 double pointed needles
A stitch marker (this is optional, but can be helpful)




Cast on 36 stitches

Split 12 stitches to a needle

Row 1: K

Row 2: K

Row 3: k4, inc, k20, inc, k12

Row 4: K

Row 5: K

Row 6: K

Row 7: k12, inc, k20, inc, k6

Row 8: K

Row 9: K

Row 10: K

Row 11: k6, inc, k20, inc, k14

Row 12: K

Row 13: K

Row 14: K

Row 15: k14, inc, k20, inc, k8

Row 16: K

Row 17: K

Bind off

Weave in ends




1) Hand wash the project in fairly hot water (not hot enough to burn!)

2) Rub the coffee sleeve together as you run it under the water to aid felting

2) Half dry using a hair dryer

3) Block using the intended size coffee cup as a form

4) Repeat the felting process if your coffee clutch is too loose

All done! I hope you have fun making this one.

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