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Colors A (light) and B (dark) (multiple of 6 sts plus 2) Preparation row (WS) With A, knit.

Row 1 With B.kl.sl 1 wyib, *k4, si 2 wyib;rep from '.end k4, si 1,kl. Row 2 With B.pl.sl 1 wyif, *p4,si 2 wyif;rep from \end p4,sl 1,pi. Row 3 With A, rep row 1.

Row 4 With A, k1,sl 1 wyif, *k4,sl 2 wyif; rep from *,end k4,sl 1, k 1. Row 5 With B, k3, "si 2 wyib, k4; rep from \ end si 2, k3. Row 6 With B, p3, *sl 2 wyif, p4; rep from *, end si 2, p3. Row 7 With A, rep row 5.

Row 8 With A, k3, "si 2 wyif. k4; rep from \ end si 2, k3. Rep rows 1-8.

CORN

Ladder seed st (multiple of 2 sts): Row 1 *K1. pi; rep from • to end-Row 2 Knit. Cob

Rows 1-4 Work in Ladder seed st.

Row SKI. "ml, work 2 sts in Ladder seed st; rep from \end ml.pl—18

sts.

Rows 6-8 Work in Ladder seed st.

Row 9 K1. "ml, work 3 sts in Ladder seed st; rep from *, end m 1, kl, pi—24 sts.

Rows 10-12 Work in Udder seed st Row 13 K1,p1,'m1,work4 sts in Ladder seed st;rep from end ml. kl.pl—30 sts.

Rows 14-23 (dec) Work in Ladder seed st dec 1 st each end of row— 10 sts.

Row 25 K2tog.kl,ssk—3 sts. Row 26 SP2P—1 sts. Fasten off.

Stuff lightly and sew side seam. Husk

Rows 2 and 4 Purl.

Rows 10-12 Work in St st. Row 13 K2, *m 1. k4; rep from • to end—32 sts.

Rows 14-41 Work in St st for 28 rows.

Rows 42-52 Work in St st. dec 1 st each end of row—10 sts. Row 53 *K2tog;rep from * to end—5 sts.

Row 54 P2tog, p 1, p2tog—3 sts. Row 55 SK2P—1 St.

Fasten off.

Beg at cast-on edge, sew edges of husk together for 471Ocm. Sew base of cob securely to base of husk. Felt according to Instructions on p. 8. Silk

Cut 10725cm strands of F and J. Fold in half and attach to top of cob.Trim as desired.

Chapter 7

I knitted a bag, using Noro/KFI Kureyon, which felts like crazy, but because I had no access to a washing machine, I tried felting it by hand.

How hard could it be? I filled the sink with water, dropped the bag in, and started wringing away. I scrubbed, twisted, even tried using the ribbed handgrip of a broom to get the stuff to full (felt). All I had to show for my efforts were a sore back, aching arms and a slightly fuzzy bag. I tried again, by dropping it in the shower and stomping on it. I rubbed and smooshed the thing around...again to no avail.

Time passed. Last night, I washed some socks in the sink, caught a glimpse of the bag, and had a thought. I can make handspun yarn felt just from accidentally swishing it around a little too much while setting it, but I can't full a stupid bag? I wonder-

Grabbed the bag. Grabbed the soap. Got the water really hot, then plunged the whole thing in.This time, however, there was no scrubbing, just swishing around, a gentle pedaling motion with the fabric held loosely in my hands.Triumphant, I lifted the perfectly fulled bag from the water. So don't kill yourself when felting by hand. Just pretend that what you're working with is an heirloom sweater that must not felt.Treat it gently, and the thing will shrink up in no time. —Jenny Bannock

Colors A and B With A, cast on 3 sts.

Rows 1,3 and 5 (RS) K in front and back of st, k to last st, k in front and back of st —9 sts.

Rows 2 and 4 Purl.

Rows 6-14 Work in St st.

Rows 16 and 18 Purl. Row 20 SK2P—1 St. Fasten off.

With B, using stem st, embroider veins on leaves. Felt in the washing machine (see p. 8) or by hand (see p.1 IS).For machine felting, place the pieces in a laundry bag.

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Colors A and B

SSP [SI 1 knitwise) twice, si both sts back onto LH needle, p2tog tbl.

SP2PSI 1 knitwise, p2tog. psso.

13 sts.

Row 9 Bind off 2 sts, klO—11 sts. Row 10 Bind off 2 sts, p8—9 sts. Row 11 Knit.

Rows 13-24 Rep rows 7-12 twice. Row 25 Ssk, k5, k2tog—7 sts. Row 26 P2tog, p3. SSP— 5 sts. Row 27 Ssk,k1,k2tog—3 sts. Row 28 SP2P—1 st. Fasten off.

With B, using stem st, embroider veins on leaves. Felt in the washing machine (see p. 8) or by hand (see p. 115). For machine felting, place the pieces in a laundry bag.

Colors A and B

SP2PSI 1 knitwise, p2tog, psso. With A, cast on 5 sts. Row 1 (RS) K2,yo,k1.yo,k2—7 sts. Row 2,4,6,8.10 and 12 Purl. Row 3 K3, yo, kl.yo, k3—9 StS. Row 5 K4, yo. kl, yo, k4—11 sts. Row 7 Ssk. k7, k2tog—9 sts. Row 9 Ssk, k5. k2tog—7 sts. Row 11 Ssk, k3, k2tog—5 sts. Row 13 Ssk, k1, k2tog—3 sts. Row 14SP2P—1 st. Fasten off.

With B. using stem st, embroider veins on leaves. Felt in the washing machine (see p. 8) or by hand (see p.115). For machine felting, place the pieces in a laundry bag.

Applique». Cords and Bag Handles

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O Colors A (background), B (rust) and C (tan) (multiple of 8 sts plus 6)

Note On RS rows si sts wyib, on WS rows si sts wyif. Preparation row (WS) With C, purl. Row 1 With A, knit.

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© Colors A (light) and 8 (dark) (multiple of 4 sts plus 1) Row 1 (WS) With A, purl.

Row 2 With B,k1,*sl 1 wyib,si 1 wyif,si 1 wyib.kl; rep from * to end.

Row 3 With B, pi, *sl 3 wyib,yo. pi; rep from " to end.

Rows 2,3 and 4 With A, k6, 'si 2, k6; rep from * to end. Rows 10,11 and 12 With A. k2, si 2, *k6, si 2; rep

Row 5 With B, k6, 'si 2, k6; rep from * to end. Row 6 With B, "p6, si 2; rep from \ end p6. Rows 7 and 8 With B, rep rows S and 6. Row 9 With A, knit.

Row 4 With A, knit dropping all yo's. Row 5 With A, purl.

Row 6 With B, kl, "si 1 wyib,pick up loose B strand and k next st catching strand behind st, si 1 wyib, kl; rep from * to end.

Row 7 With B, kl, *sl 1 wyif, pi,si 1 wyif,kl;rep from from \end k2.

Row 13 With C, k2, si 2, *k6, si 2; rep from \ end k2. Row 14 With C, p2, si 2. *p6, si 2; rep from *, end p2. Rows 15 and 16 Rep rows 13 and 14. Rep rows 1-16.

Row 10 With B, kl, "si 1 wyif, k1; rep from ' to end. Rows 11-20 Rep rows 1-10 reversing colors. Rep rows 1 -20.

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To make either the horse or the bunny, use Vogue Pattern 7760.

  1. Choose a hand- or machine-knitted sweater, and felt according to the instructions on p.8.To be sure you will have enough material, choose a sweater that is at least two to three times larger than the amount of fabric you will need.
  2. Cut and sew. following the pattern.

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Work fabric in seed st, using self-striping yarn, and felt according to instructions on p.8. Using same yarn, make a 3-st l-cord (see techniques) approximately 34786.5cm in length. Sew cord to fabric foil photo, hiding ends under a crossing.

Make two 3-st l-cords (see techniques) to required length. Felt according to instructions on p. 8. Form frogs using T-pins to anchor (beg with the cast-on edge) on an ironing board or on a piece of Styrofoam board at least 10725.5cm square.

If you

If you are sewing cord to a piece after the cord is felted, use sewing thread for easier stitching.

Start

¥ Create a beautiful Delia

Robbia wreath by adding the fruits or vegetables to a purchased wreath. Most craft stores carry a variety of wreaths to choose from.

MATERIALS

3 3'/.-oz/100g skeins (each approx 137yd/123m) of Manos del Uruguay/The Oesign Source Handspun Multi Colors (wool) in #101 jungle multi (A) 2 skeins Handspun Semi Solids each in #E english (B). #Z straw (F) and «38 aster (H) 1 skein each in »13 green (Q, #69 hibiscus (D), #66 poppy red (E), #58 marigold (G), #14 natural (I). #K putty (J) (small amount), #37 thrush (K) (small amount). #W persimmon (L) and #55 olive (M) One pair size 11 (7mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Quilt batting (2 layers) 487122cm x 627157.5cm Fiberfill stuffing

Twelve 275cm binder clips (for peppers) Tapestry needle

Long sewing needle and thread—any color GAUGE

12 sts and 19 rows = 4710cm over St st using size 11 (7mm) needles, before fulling.

TOMATO

Note Knit in 2 sections. Make 2 pieces for each tomato.

With D, cast on 8 sts. Rows 1 and 3 (RS) Knit. Rows 2 and 4 Purl.

Row 5 K1, *m1,kl;rep from * to end—15 sts. Row 6 Purl.

Row 7 K in front and back of next st. *m1, kl; rep from " to last st. k in front and back of last st—31 sts Rows 8-22 Work in St St.

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S2KP SI 2 sts knitwise, kl, p2sso.

Row 1 and all WS rows Purl.

Row 2 K2, "yo, ssk, kl, yo ssk, kl tbl; rep from *>end yo, ssk,kl.

Row 4 K3, "k2tog, yo, kl tbl, yo, ssk. kl tbl; rep from \ end k2.

Row 6 K2, k2tog, "yo, S2KP, yo. SK2P; rep from end yo. S2KP.yo,ssk,k2.

Row 8 K3, *kl tbl,yo,kl,yo, kl tbl,kl;rep from ".end k2. Row 10 K2,'yo,ssk,k1 tbl,yo,ssk, kl; rep from \end yo, ssk, kl.

Row 12 "K2tog, yo,kl tbl,yo,SSk,k1 tbl; rep from *,end k2tog,yo,k1 tbl, yo, ssk.

Row 14 K1, "yo,S2KP,yo,SK2P;rep from '.end yo. S2KP, yo, k 1.

Row 16 Kl,kl tbl, "kl,yo,k1 tbl, kl,kl tbl,yo;rep from \end k1,k1 tbl. kl. Rep rows 1-16.

(multiple of 14 sts plus 1) Row 1 and all WS rows Purl.

Rows 2,4,6,8 and 10 Kl. "yo. k3. SK2P,yo, kl, yo, k3tog, k3, yo, kl; rep from * to end.

Rows 12,14,16,18 and 20 Kl. "yo. k3tog, k3,yo, k1,yo, k3, SK2P, yo ,k1 ; rep from * to end. Rep rows 1 -20.

(multiple of 8 sts plus 1)

S2KP SI 2 sts knitwise, kl,p2sso.

S2PP SI 2 sts as if to p2tog, pi, p2sso.

Row 1 (RS) K1, *ssk,(kl.yo) twice,kl, k2tog,k1;rep from * to end.

Row 2 P1, *p2tog, [p 1. yo) twice, p 1, p2tog tbl, p 1 ; rep from " to end.

Row 3 Kl. "yo.ssk,k3, k2tog,yo, kl;rep from * to end. Row 4 P2, "yo, p2tog, pi, p2tog tbl.yo, p3; rep from *, end last rep p2.

Row 5 K3, "yo, S2KP, yo. k5; rep from end last rep k3. Row 6 Rep row 2. Row 7 Rep row 1.

Row 8 PI. "yo, p2tog, p3. p2tog tbl.yo, pi; rep from * to end.

Row 9 K2, *yo, ssk, k 1. k2tog, yo, k3; rep from \ end last rep k2.

Row 10 P3, *yo, S2PP, yo, p5; rep from \ end last rep p3.

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Row 1 and all WS rows Purl.

Row 2 K4,*ssk,yo,kl.yo, k2tog, k3; rep from *,end kl.

Row 8 Ssk, yo, k 1, yo. k2tog, ' k3, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Row 10 K1, 'yo, S2KP, yo. k5; rep from ', end last rep kl. Row 12 Rep row 8. Rep rows 1-12.

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(multiple of 10 sts plus 4)

Row 1 and all WS rows Purl.

Row 2 K4. *yo, ssk, kl, (k2tog, yo] twice. k3; rep from "

to end.

Row 4 *K3, [yo.ssk] twice,kl, k2tog.yo;rep from *,end k4. Row 6 K2, "iyo,ssk] 3 times, k4; rep from ",end yo.ssk. Row 8 Kl, "[yo. ssk] 4 times, k2; rep from *,end yo. ssk, kl. Rows 10,12 and 14 Rep rows 6,4 and 2. Row 16 K2tog, yo, * k4. [k2tog. yo) 3 times; rep from \ end k2.

Row 18 K1, k2tog, yo. *k2. [k2tog, yo] 4 times; rep from *,end kl. Row 20 Rep row 16. Rep rows 1 -20.

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Row 3 K3, *k2tog.kl,yo,k6,-rep from ' to end. Row 4 PI, *p6,yo,pl,p2tog;rep from \end p2. Row 5 Kl, *k2tog, kl, yo, k6; rep from end k2. Row 6 P3, "p6, yo, pi, p2tog; rep from * to end. Rows 7 and 8 Rep rows 1 and 2. Row 9 *K6,yo, kl, ssk;rep from ",end k3. Row 10P2, *p2tog tbl.pl.yo, p6; rep from *,endpl. Row 11 K2, *k6, yo, kl, ssk; rep from *, end k 1. Row 12 *P2tog tbl,p1,yo,p6;rep from '.end p3. Rep rows 1-12.

O Colors A, B, C, D, E and F With A, work in St st for background. Add embroidery following diagram (see Techniques). Felt according to instructions on p. 8.

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O Colors A, B, C, D, E and F With A, work in St st for background. Add embroidery following diagram (see Techniques). Felt according to instructions on p. 8.

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Duplicate-stitch embroidery is worked on stockinette stitch after the piece is knit and before it is felted. Knit your piece loosely, but not so loosely that it becomes difficult to work the duplicate stitch. In some cases, depending on the yarn gauge, you may still be able to see the duplicate stitch after the background is completely felted. (See Techniques for embroidery how-tos.)

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These before-and-after swatches demonstrate another way to combine shibori technique with a stitch pattern, (multiple of 10 sts plus 4)

Row 1 (RS) P4, *kl,p4,yo,k1,yo,p4;rep from * to end.

Row 2 K4, "yo, p3, yo, k4, p 1, k4; rep from • to end. Row 3 P4, *k1, p4, yo, k5, yo, p4; rep from * to end. Row 4 K4, *yo,p7,yo,k4,p1,k4;rep from * to end. Row 5 P4, *kl, p4, yo, k9, yo, p4; rep from * to end. Row 6 K4, *p2tog, p7, p2tog tbl,k4, p1, k4; rep from • to end.

Row 7 P4, *k1, p4, SKP, k5, k2tog, p4; rep from * to end.

Row 8 K4, *p2tog, p3, p2tog tbl, k4, pi, k4; rep from * to end.

Row 9 P4,'kl, p4, SKP, k1,k2tog,p4; rep from * to end.

Row 10 K4,*p3tog. k4.pl, k4;rep from ' to end. Row 11 P4, *yo, k 1, yo. p4, k 1. p4; rep from ' to end. Row 12 K4, *p1,k4,yo, p3,yo, k4;rep from * to end. Row 13 P4, "yo,k5,yo,p4, k1,p4;rep from * to end. Row 14 K4, "pi, k4, yo. p7, yo. k4; rep from * to end. Row 15 P4, *yo,k9, yo, p4,kl, p4; rep from * to end. Row 16 K4, *p 1, k4, p2tog, p7. p2tog tbl, k4; rep from

Row 17 P4, 'SKP. k5, k2tog, p4, kl, p4; rep from * to end.

Row 18 K4, 'pi, k4, p2tog. p3, p2tog tbl, k4; rep from

Row 19 P4. 'SKP, k 1, k2tog, p4, k 1, p4; rep from • to end.

Row 20 K4, *p1, k4, p3tog, k4; rep from * to end. Rep rows 1-20.

Insert Ping-Pong balls before felting.

In this chapter, I'll show you some special touches that you can use to bring your felted projects to vibrant and creative life: appliqués of colorful flowers, a selection of leaves and even autumnal acorns that will add unique adornments to your projects. You'll also find cord projects that can be the main design element or the edging of your work. And, since felted bags are perennially popular on the fashion scene, I've included patterns for eight fabulous felted handles that will complement your favorite handbag.

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Techniques orange. Felt according to instructions on p. 8. PLUM

Row 2 and all WS rows except Row 18 Purl.

Rows 3, S and 7 "K1, m 1; rep from \ end k1 —33 sts after row 7.

Rows 9-17 Work in St St.

Thread tail through rem sts, pull tight and secure.

Using H, duplicate stitch one or two patches at center of plum if desired. Stuff lightly and sew seam.

Leaf

Row8K2,p1,k2.

Fasten off.

Sew leaves to top of plum. Felt according to instructions on p.8.

Sculptural Felting

Alpaca Nylon After Washing

Plymouth Yarn Co. Alpaca Boucle 90% alpaca, 10% nylon washed twice

Plymouth Yarn Co. Baby Alpaca Grande

100% superfine baby alpaca washed once

Plymouth Yarn Co. Baby Alpaca Brush

80% baby alpaca, 20% acrylic washed twice tif Waste not, want not! Use your swatches to make iPod and cell phone cases.

And, if you are making a bag, use them as pockets.

Nashua Handknits/ Westminster Fibers Inc. Painted Forest

100% wool washed twice

Don't felt with white yarn if you really want the stitches to disappear. Most white yarns don't felt smoothly. —Louise R.Meyer

Nashua Handknits/ Westminster Fibers Inc. Painted Forest

100% wool washed twice

Nashua Handknits/Westminstei Fibers Inc. Creative Focus Worsted

75% wool. 25% alpaca washed twice

Plymouth Yarn Co. Indiecita Alpaca Sport

100% alpaca washed twice

Plymouth Yarn Co. Indiecita Alpaca Sport

100% alpaca washed twice

Plymouth Yarn Co. Baby Alpaca Worsted

97% baby alpaca, 3% stellina washed once

Plymouth Yarn Co. Baby Alpaca DK 100% superfine baby alpaca washed once

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(multiple of 8 sts plus 4)

8-st LC SI 4 sts to cn and hold to front, k4. k4 from cn.

8-st RC SI 4 sts to cn and hold to back, k4, k4 from cn.

Rep rows 1-12.

Stitch Patterns

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This section is a collection of bold textural stitch patterns, such as bobbles, counterpanes and some exciting combinations. Because of their depth of texture, they felt beautifully. Note how the knitted bobbles hold their shape during felting.

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(Over an odd number of sts)

P2sso Pass 2 slipped sts over just made st.

Row2 K1,*[p1,yo.pl,yo.p1] in next st.kl;rep from " to end. Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 K1, *[sl 2 wyif, p3tog, p2sso],k1;rep from * to end. Row 5 Knit.

Row 6 K2, * [p 1, yo, p 1, yo, p 1 ] in next st, k 1; rep from \end k1. Row 7 Purl.

Row 8 K2, "(si 2 wyif, p3tog, p2sso], kl; rep from

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(multiple of 10 sts plus S)

Note This pattern is worked back and forth on circular or double-pointed needles.

Row 2 With B, knit. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 4 With B, pi, "si 3 wyif, p7;rep from \end si 3 wyif, pi. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 6 With B,k1,*sl 3 wyib, k7; rep from ",end si 3 wyib, k1. Slide sts to other end of needle. Row 7 With A, knit.

Row 8 With B, rep row 4. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Rows 9,10 and 11 Rep rows 1.2 and 3. Row 12 With B, p6, *sl 3 wyif, p7; rep from \ end si 3 wyif, p6. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 13 With A, purl.

Row 14 With B, k6, *sl 3 wyib, k7; rep from \ end si 3 wyib, k6. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 15 With A, knit.

Row 16 With B, rep row 12. Slide sts to other end of needle. Rep rows 1-16.

FRONT CHART, TOP

FRONT CHART, TOP

FRONT CHART, MIDDLE

Next row "K2tog; rep from *. end kO 11}—7 (8) sts.

Angora tree only

Last row {P2tog] twice—2 sts. FINISHING

Cut yam leaving a long tail. Thread tail through rem sts, pull tightly and secure. Sew seam. Insert marbles randomly over surface of tree. Felt according to instructions on p. 8, placing tree(s) in a laundry bag. Let dry thoroughly before removing rubber bands and marbles. Make cardboard cones to fit under your trees or purchase Styrofoam cones from a craft store. The trees may also fit over bottles.

t£f> Subtle multicolor yarns also make lovely trees. When using angora or mohair, use a hair dryer on the finished tree to create a fluffier look.

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