Felted Tiara, Knit Purse and Scarf

EO in hand-knit tiara with purse and scarf

 

 

Materials

  • 1 skein Lion Brand Fun Fur (Shown in Hot Pink)
  • 1 skein Lion Brand Lion Wool (Shown in Rose)
  • 1 pair size 6 needles
  • 1 pair size 10 ½ needles
  • Darning Needle
  • One button
  • Beads (optional)

 

 

 

Gauge

18 stitches x 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using Fun Fur and size 6 needles.

12 stitches x 24 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch using Fun Fur and Lion Wool and size 10 ½ needles.

 

Purse Knitting Instructions

  1. Using Fun Fur and size 6 needles, cast on 54 stitches.
  2. Knit 6 rows in garter stitch.
  3. Knit 25 rows in stockinette stitch.
  4. Knit 6 rows in garter stitch.
  5. Bind off.
  6. Sew bottom and sides together so that the garter stitch creates a border on the top and bottom.
  7. Sew in loose ends.
  8. (Option not shown) Sew strings of beads spaced evenly around the top edge.
  9. Purse Handles: Cast on 4 stitches with the size 6 needles. Knit in garter stitch until the strap measures 7 1/2 inches (or desired length). Make 2 straps. Sew each end of one strap in the inner part of one side of the purse, spacing each end about 1/2 to 1 inch from the edge. This will form a u-shaped handle. Repeat with the other strap on the other side of the purse.

 

Scarf Knitting Instructions

Using Fun Fur and size 10 ½ needles, cast on 8 stitches. Knit in garter stitch until work measures 40 inches (or desired length).

 

Tiara Knitting Instructions

  1. Use Lion Wool and Fun Fur together on size 10 ½ needles. Slip 7 beads onto Lion Wool, if desired.
  2. Cast on 84 stitches.
  3. Knit 1 row.
  4. Create a button hole over the next two rows: k5, *k1, bo” repeat from * to * 3 times, k to end.
  5. K to 5 stitches remaining, K in front and back of stitch 2 times, k4.
  6. Knit one row.
  7. Drop Fun Fur and continue in Lion Wool alone.
  8. *K1 , bo1* repeat from * to * 32 times, k18, *k1, bo1* repeat 32 times.
  9. Knit one row.
  10. K2tog, k1, sb, k12, sb, k1, ssk.
  11. Knit one row.XO modeling the tiara set
  12. K 2 together, k12, ssk.
  13. Knit one row.
  14. K2tog, k, sb, k8, sb, k1, ssk.
  15. Knit one row.
  16. K2tog, k10, ssk.
  17. Knit one row.
  18. K2tog, k8, ssk.
  19. Knit one row.
  20. K2tog, sb, k4, sb, ssk.
  21. Knit one row.
  22. K2tog, k4, ssk.
  23. Knit one row.
  24. K2tog, k2, ssk.
  25. Knit one row.
  26. K1, sb and k2tog, k1.
  27. K2tog.
  28. Draw yarn through loop and sew in loose ends. Felt and sew on button.

 

Felting Instructions

 

Place washing machine on hottest setting with highest agitation. Put the tiara in with a small amount of detergent. Agitate for approximately 40 minutes, resetting the dial as needed. Check the shrinkage every 10 minutes until work measures 21 inches. (Note: The orginal length should be about 26 inches pre-felting. As you are felting, the band will initially lengthen.)

 

Explanations and Abbreviations

  • Garter stitch is knitting both sides of the work.
  • Stockinette stitch is knitting one side of the work and purling the other side.
  • K = Knit
  • B0 = Bind off
  • K2tog = Knit two stitches together.
  • SB = Slip bead. If you do not choose to use beads, ignore the SB and just knit the stitches in between decreases.
  • SSK = Slip two stitches without knitting onto the right hand needle. Use the left hand needle to pick them up and knit them together.

 

 

 

 

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