knits by sachi

My yarn

on January 14, 2014

Knitting is great. Whoever discovered this craft is a genius. You can make anything with yarn and two sticks.

You can imagine I have large stash of yarn. Since I make small items and like using many colours, I buy tapestry wool. Yes, I am a big fan of tapestry wool. They are fairly tightly spun and give my toys clean finish. You can get any colour you like and they are 100% wool!

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I found an old set of cushion cover embroidery kit yesterday at a charity shop. Some colours were missing, but I could not just walk away. I have hundreds of skeins at home but I keep getting more. I guess I am addicted to these yarns.

Tapestry wool is like water colour paints. There are so many colours to choose from and it is so exciting to knit with it.

Talking about water colour paints, I made these.

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If you want to have a go, here is the pattern.
Paint tubes

Materials
*small amounts of cream, red, blue and white.
*stuffing (cotton wool would do)

Equipment
*A pair of 2.75mm (US 2) knitting needles

Front piece
Cast on 8 sts with cream
Row1-10: st/st
Row11-14: st/st with red
Row15-16: st/st with cream
Row17: skpo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog (6)
Row18: p
Row19: skpo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog (4)
Row20: p
Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly.

Back piece
Cast on 8 sts with cream
Row1-8: st/st
Row 9-12: st/st with red
Row13-14: st/st with cream
Row15; skpo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog (6)
Row16: p
Row17: skpo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog (4)
Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly.

Cap
Cast on 2 sts, st/st 6 rows. Cast off.

To make up
Sew the front and back pieces together from the fasten-off end, matching the colour bands. Fold the excess of the front piece forwards and sew to the back piece. Sew the cap piece’s cast on and cast off end together and attach it to the tube.

Cute, no?


4 responses to “My yarn

  1. Julie Henn says:

    What a good idea to use tapestry yarn! I really struggle to find various shades – this is the answer!! =^..^=

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for the tip! I’m going to look into tapestry buying wool. Cheryl

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