THE FINAL PROJECTS
Dessert Wax Bowl
If you’re of a certain age, you might remember the delightful Saturday Night Live ad for Shimmer: “It’s a floor wax AND a dessert topping!” This classic sketch inspired a knitted bowl with a pentagonal bottom that you can also wear as a hat. It’s perfect for rocking a crew cut or for disguising a coronavirus-self-haircut look!
Bowls, unlike hats, require an extreme rate of decrease so the bottom will lie flat. Bowls also need to be knit at a firm gauge so the sides will stand up.
Water Lily Cushions
These coordinating cushions make the most of handspun self-striping yarn. Stockinette stitch shows off the sheen of Merino-Silk-Bamboo yarn. Lightly textured linen stitch breaks up and recombines colors in the BFL skein.
Get both project instructions and special tips here. Special tips include:
- Blocking an odd shape
- Sizing fabrics for pillow inserts
- Sewing hand-knitted fabric to decorator fabric