Here are some tips on how to felt your knit projects on the stovetop instead of using a washing machine. This is especially helpful if you have a front-load washer since they often do not create enough agitation.
In this example I am felting a knitting project called Gnome Home by Tiny Owl Knits. These are cute felted point protectors for your double-point needles or circular needles. They also make great stocking stuffers!
How I made my Gnome Home pattern:
Supplies needed for project
Pattern: Gnome Homesby Tiny Owl Knits
Yarn: Ultra Alpaca Light in your choice of colors (I used colors in my stash)
Knitting Needles: Knitters Pride Dreamz US #8s or in size needed to maintain a loose fabric for felting. You can use DPNs or circulars with the Magic Loop method.
Tapestry needle: Chibi darning needles for weaving in ends
I'm going through my closet, getting rid of things that don't fit or I no longer like. I have a huge pile of sweaters that need to be stored for the winter, and I decided I'd do the knitterly thing and get them all tidy so I can wear them right away come fall.
Here are my 5 steps for getting sweaters ready for summer hibernation.
Many of us knit garments and accessories, but not home decor pieces. Kelley is working on her Cable Channel Knit-Along project, which is a pillow cover, and it got me thinking about all of the cool projects you can knit to bring your love of fiber into your home. Get your knit decor on with six of my favorite patterns from Alpaca Direct!
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.