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Curly-Q Pillow

Definitely the perfect project for beginner knitters!  This is a simple and quick project that is wonderful for decoration or as a cool gift idea!

CO: 60 on US 11 Gauge: 2.74 SPI (Gauge doesn’t make a difference)

2 Skeins of any felting wool (Cascade 200 is a great yarn to use)

Finished Size:  18″ inches long by 6″high

Simply knit one side stockinette till pieces is 7.5 or 8 inches high and then knit the other side in garter stitch (same height).

Sew together all of the edges, leaving a small opening for stuffing.  Throw in a washer and felt. Lay flat to dry (it is a good idea to make sure that edges are square).  Once dry, you can embroider the stockinette side.  Stuff and sew shut.

Embroidery pattern is what ever you want it to be.  Be creative and have fun!

Make-up Bag

This is an awesome bag and a quick project!  This is great for a last minute gift or simply a nice break in between projects.  These are a great length for all those long makeup brushes and liners.  I actually made this bag and another in blue for two friends of mine and then put manicure tools in there and gave it as a fun gift!

Yarn: Nashua Handknits: Wooly Stripes

Weight: 50 grams/ 2 skeins (1 skein of each color)

Gauge: US 8-9

Entire project is knit on US 10.5, garter stitch, and double stranded

Sides: CO 40

Start with color A and knit 10 rows

With color B knit 8 rows

With color A knit 6 rows

With color B knit 4 rows

With color A knit 2 rows

With color B knit 1 row (this is your cast off row)

Ends (Triangles): CO 20

With color B, knit 4 rows.  On the next row, and every odd row after that, decrease with a k2tog at the beginning and ending 2 stitches (your tail should be on your right side when you decrease).  This will make a triangle that is just slightly shorter than the height of the sides.

Bottom: CO 20

With color A simply knit garter stitch until the length of the bottom matches the length of the sides.

Finishing

Weave in all ends and sew all pieces together.  DO NOT sew top shut.  Put in washer and felt. Allow the bag to dry COMPLETELY, (this may take a day or two) and sew in the zipper.  Line if you desire.

P.S.

If you have never felted before let me know and I can walk you through the process!

Also if you have felted before I might have some tricks and tips that might help in the process!

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