Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Remember the Urchin Knitted Poufs that were circulating the blogosphere about a year ago? I really liked them then, but now I love them and want to learn to make my own. Can't be that hard, right?

Pretty colors. I like the rust and the teal the best.

check out those knitting needles!!!

Well, thanks to Pickles DIY pattern, you can make your very own! I taught myself to crochet this fall, and am still wanting to learn to knit. This just may be the perfect project to learn. I promise to post pictures, if I do indeed complete this project (no holding your breath!). Email me and Pickles with pictures if you attempt this!

Here's the pattern, reposted from Pickles:
What we used:
Eskimo, 18 balls (Or yarn suitable for US #13 needles)
Acrylic yarn would probably be a really good alternative, as it´s a piece of furniture
US #19 circular needles, like this
2 cheap duves (feather and down)

How we did it:
Cast on 35 stitches using three threads.
Knit the garter stitch until you´ve knitted all the balls, and there is just enough yarn left to asseble the stool.

You now have ONE rectangular piece.
Cast off loosely.

Assemble the short sides (35 stitch side) as neatly as you can.

Assemble the first long side. This is supposed to be the top or the bottom of the stool. Put the needle through the end stitch of every second row and tighten, tighten, tighten! Repeat on the rows in between and tighten until there is no whole in the middle.

Stuff the duves into the stool. We tried to make a ball of the duves before we stuffed it.

Assemble the other end in the same manner as the first.

And there you go! Your first knitted furniture perhaps?

The only thing is the stuffing... the pattern says to use old duvets... I don't have any old duvets and am certainly not going to buy new ones. The leather moroccan ones we sat on in San Miguel de Allende were filled with scraps of clothes and blankets. What would you fill it with?

1 comment:

  1. So gonna beg my mom to knit me one of these! Old clothes seems like a good stuffing idea... or old sheets or maybe even towels?