By Jan Eaton
Create lovely afghans and components with 2 hundred knitted blocks to mix 'n match! A kaleidoscope of colourful modern and conventional designs diversity from effortless to advanced.
· Knit 2 hundred blocks, from easy knit-and-purl styles to cable, lace, and bobble blocks
· mix blocks in any association; all blocks will end to a similar dimension while labored within the similar yarn weight
· end any undertaking standard with styles for fringes, ruffles, and different ornamental edgings
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After felting, the strands will produce another layer of felt, making this a super-thick coaster. You may ﬁnd that your checkerboard coaster comes out a little narrower than the others. As long as it’s not rippling, this should be ﬁne. As the ﬁbers relax, it will stretch out to the same size as the other projects. Just pin it to the proper size; when it dries, it will look just like the others. 44 Color-Block Knitting The ﬁnal technique used in the coaster project is intarsia, in which blocks of color are knit with separate strands of yarn rather than carrying the yarn on the back of the work.
Old towels or jeans. Some people like to add old towels or jeans to the washing machine when felting, as these items add to the level of agitation. If you choose to go this route, make sure the items you add are old enough that they won’t contribute fuzz or dye to your project. A bit of laundry detergent or wool wash. As with felting by hand, machine felting is aided by the use of a little soap, which helps open up the ﬁbers. This is optional, however; most projects will felt just ﬁne without it.
When you pull it over the other color B stitches, the bound-off edge colors will align with the rest of the work. 4. Cut each thread, leaving a tail of about six inches. 5. Weave in the ends. 6. Felt using the procedure in the section “Steps for Felting by Hand” later in this chapter. 36 Color-Block Coasters Finally, you’ll work on a coaster that involves a color rectangle within a square within a square. This pattern also uses intarsia. Instead of working with yarn directly from the ball, for this project you’ll need small balls of each color.