|Posted by annette on January 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM|
Just recently I found this beautiful rainbow yarn Since it is a thin pencil roving, especially great for either spinning or felting, I decided to knit it up into a sweater jacket. One has to be careful knitting, as the yarn breaks easy, it is after all pencil roving and not spun. No worries though, it is very easy to bring the two ends together if it does break. The bleeding of one color into the next is so beautiful and gradual.
Once knitting was complete, I wet felted the gown. The pencil roving is so easy to felt. It can easily done by hand or in the washing machine. Make sure to keep a close eye one it if you decide to use the washer. Squeeze as much water out as you possibly can and pull the garment into shape. Let it air dry.
My last step was the embellishing of the jacket. Some colored wool fibers, needle felting needles, time and love is all you need to complete this project.
I made 2 clothing pieces with this yarn and love how both turned out. Pictures speak louder then words.
Approx. size is 12mo-18mo
sleeve inseam: 9"
back length (collar to hem): 13.5"
Approx. size is 3T
back length (collar to hem): 15"
Perfect top can be worn over a short sleeve or long sleeve tee.
It is a piece of art, one of a kind!
It is one of those pieces of wearable art,
that one will want to keep and cherish
Instead of packing it away in a box
with other memories,one could get creative
sew it shut and stuff it to make a pillow,
or even put it behind glass into a frame and hang it up.
It surly will keep on giving,
long after your child has outgrown it.
Categories: Feel Felt Felt