Tuesday, December 4, 2007


As one of my ideas for christmas gifts, I've decided to do felted coasters. I used Patons SWS (soy wool stripes) for it. I really liked the lopi-ish style single-ply of the SWS. It's one thing I really liked about Lamb's pride, too. Here's the initial swatch at 9 inches by 7 inches. I cast on 25 stitches on size 10 1/2 needles, then worked it in stockingette. I'm just doing one big long piece to get the rest of the coasters done. Much more efficient, since I'm cutting it anyway.

Here's the swatch after it was felted. It's now 6 inches by 5 inches.

I then used a coaster I have as a guide and cut the felt into square coasters. They're just shy of 4 inches square.
I like it better post cut - the sharp edges look nicer than the messy felted edges of the original swatch, imo. The striping of the yarn turned out really well, too! I'm very happy with the way it turned out... now to do the rest....


Lauren said...

I love how the colors changed when it felted. They look all warm and cozy

what a great idea...and a quick project too....

hmmm sounds like the perfect thing for mil and sil's

Kristin said...

what a cute idea! this is a perfect project for my little sister who is learning how to knit. Thanks for sharing :)