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Topic: Kable Knitting Needle Roll  (Read 1074 times)
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« on: September 17, 2008 07:24:07 PM »

Here is the pattern:


And here is my finished project:

A little wonky here and there, but functional, and my first try at both cables and felting.  The cables were actually really easy- only the first cable I did felt clumsy and then it was easy.

Tip- if anyone else makes this, I would highly suggest NOT doubling up on the yarn- the finished roll is incredibly thick, like yoga mat thick- part of it was because all my purl stitches were twisted (I yo'd clockwise instead of counterclockwise because I didn't know any better at the time) but I think it would still be too thick even done correctly.  Maybe use slightly smaller needles if not doubling up, and just making sure the measurements were still the same.  I used lion brand wool, and I had to throw it in the dryer to get it to shrink enough (felted it by hand, not doing THAT again  Roll Eyes )
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008 05:10:55 AM »

When I first looked at it, I thought, wow, what a clever idea to use cables as needle holder. I love cables! But now I look at it and think - how? what? Apart from it becoming bulky when its rolled up - how did you get it to be felted so evenly? I think you were right to do this by hand. A machine would probably have felted some parts more than others, and ruined your work. I think the cable would've shrunk less than the background. I am not very experienced in felting, so I could be wrong about this.
Anyway, lovely needle roll!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008 06:02:57 PM »

Thanks- There are are little holes between each cable and hold the needles beautifully.  The body of it was felted alone- we did it in the bathtub with many changes of really hot water and some dish soap- my husband did most of the work as his arms are longer and bigger and he had more power- just used a LOT of agitation.  The cables were knitted up separately and sewn onto the felted piece- which is why they are a bit uneven.  Tongue

But yeah, this project was easy, felting isn't hard, I would definitely use one strand of yarn instead of two though and modify the number of stiches done to account for it, using smaller needles.  It was waaaaay to thick.
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