Sunday, January 26, 2020

Mini Felted Knit Bowls

I enjoyed knitting these little bowls. It started as I needed something to knit while I watched the football game to handle the stress of the game.
It continued until I had knit all 6 bowls while watching TV. 
I had no idea if the yarn I was using would work, but it certainly did.
Aren't they cute?
This is what they look like before I felt them. I have arranged them in the same color order and show both sets on a grid so you can see the size before and after.
If you go back to the after photo you will see there is no correlation between the size before and after, even though the use eyxactly the same yarn from the same skein of yarn.
It is said the looser you knit the better they felt. If you look at the lower left bowl that is quite evident.
The other factor that could have affected the size is some of them got caught in a towel that was in the load to aid the felting and made it hard for them to complete the process. At least 2 of them will be added to the wash load next time I felt to complete the process.
I have more yarn and have started knitting some slight variations.


Del Thomas said...

What an interesting project. What do you use the bowls for?

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

They can be used for decoration, gifts or to put small things. I usually use them in groups
These are the first minis I’ve done.
Most of mine are much bigger

Robbie said...

Aren't you the clever one!!! So, so cute!!!

Robin said...

Those are so cute! It looks like a few of them started off bigger- maybe the tension of the football game transferred to the knitting.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Read the blog post for an explanation on size.