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« on: April 04, 2005 03:01:35 PM »

Maki Sushi Toilet Paper Cozy, all knit version
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1353/637459876_4e000d047a_o.jpg


Maki Sushi Toilet Paper Cozy, crochet+knit version
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1149/848405619_42c9dd6b83_m.jpg

My original crochet and crochet + knit versions are available for free in the first issue of CrochetMe magazine.  The knit version below has been rewritten as of September 2007 to address some design issues.  If you really want the very first version of this knit pattern, it's still available on my blog.  
supplies
US #6/4mm double pointed needles
worsted weight yarn, white and black (this pattern doesn't use much; you could get several cozies from a single skein of each color)
scrap yarns in assorted colors, as desired for filling
blunt yarn needle
stitch marker (or coilless safety pin)
roll of toilet paper to use as a fitting model

gauge is not vital to this project, as you will be fitting it to the model as you go.  

glossary of terms:
yf = yarn forward.  This is an increase - like doing a yarn over (yo) but taking the yarn from the back of the needle to the front of the needle.  If you don't like it, use a different increase, like kfb (knit front and back) or m1 (make one).

rice
CO 8, divide among 4 needles.  Mark beginning of round.
1) k all
2) *yf, k1* = 16 sts
3) k all
4) *yf, k2* = 24 sts
5) k all
6) *yf, k1* = 32 sts
7) k all
8) *yf, k9* = 40 sts
9) k all
10) *yf, k5* = 48 sts
12) k all
13) *yf, k6* = 56 sts
15) k all
check for fit if it almost fits the top of the tp roll, continue with nori.  If its not quite there, continue, checking for fit and moving on to nori when youve reached the desired diameter:
16) *yf, k7* = 64 sts
17) k all
18) *yf, k8* = 72 sts
19) k all
20) *yf, k9* = 80 sts
21) k all
22) *yf, k10* = 88 sts
23) k all

nori
switch to black yarn.  Knit one round, purl one round, then knit all following rounds until sides measure 4.5/11.5cm or 1/2 shorter than desired length.  Work k1, p1 ribbing for 3 rounds and bind off.

Return to the beginning - using yarn needle, thread tail through first 6 sts and draw together to close the center.  

Weave in all ends.

fillings
using scrap yarns and blunt yarn needle, stitch in fillings as desired.  I marked off the inner 7 rounds and kept the fillings within that perimeter.  Recommended: acquire maki sushi for study purposes and then eat.

options
- more sushi + knitting: super tasty sushi stitch markers at Amyville.com!  She also has cupcake, donut, and chocolate.
-use a boucl yarn for the rice
- larger needles, like US 7 (4.5mm) or 8 (5mm), will save you some time and the results will still look good; the toilet paper might show through a little.
- glue or sew on pieces of felt or other fabric instead of embroidering the fillings
-if working on double pointed needles is not your idea of a good time, you can work the pattern back and forth in stockinette and then seam it up at the end.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005 04:41:44 PM »

This freakin' kicks a$$!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005 05:03:35 PM »

I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw this, mk_carroll!  Must have!  Aieeee!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005 08:38:51 PM »

HA! That's hilarious! And spectacularly clever... I just might have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing! Great project!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005 10:01:48 PM »

This is so cool!
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2005 10:30:55 PM »

omg that rocks
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2005 12:11:51 AM »

Absofrigginlutely awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2005 11:38:35 PM »

Oh my goodness! I was in a frantic search to find something perfect to make for a friend's birthday on friday and here this project comes to save my life!  Awesome. Thanks so much for the pattern.  It's just too cute!
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2005 11:44:23 AM »

hahahaha, that is WAAAAY too fabulous! I'm totally gonna make six for a pack of sushi. and maybe knit up some wasabi and ginger!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2005 01:52:22 PM »

hahahaha, that is WAAAAY too fabulous! I'm totally gonna make six for a pack of sushi. and maybe knit up some wasabi and ginger!!!!

You could make wasabi & ginger as feminine item cozy!!!
I am so loving the sushi-- Thank you mk_carroll!!!
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