Sunday, March 10, 2013
Hot seats for Easter!
I used 8 balls (400 grams) of "Naturgarn" (wool, needle 9 mm, 10 stitches = 10 cm). This yarn is cheap and good for these type of projects. (NOK 16,50 at e.g. Maud's Yarn)
When knitting I used two strands of yarn, and 10 mm knitting needles. Cast on 50 stitches loosely. Knit until you have a little more than half left of your two last balls. Cast off the middle 20 stitches Cast on loosely 20 stitches on the next needle. Cast off loosely when running out of yarn.
I used a delicate cycle on 40 degrees C. Throw in a small towel to help the felting process.
Stretch to shape when done and lay flat to dry.
Gjestal). It is slightly more expensive (NOK 25) and requires to cast on 60 stitches. The one in the picture below is very wide to fit the bench (80 stitches).