Sunday, May 14, 2006

Felted Bowls

The bowl on the left was knit using one skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky in Peacock. I used was the Large Bowl pattern from the Holiday Trio leaflet by Carol Bristol. The bowl on the right was knit with one and a half skein of Manos using the large bowl Pattern from One Skein.

The green bowl was blocked over a small mixing bowl with the top part of the knitting stretched over the opening of the mixing bowl. The variegated bowl was blocked with a stack of small bowls inside. You can see the ridges inside that the stack of bowls created.

Bowl measurements (after felting)
Height: 5 inches (LPB) / 5.5 inches (Manos)
Circumference: 20.5 inches (LPB) / 18.25 inches (Manos)
Width: 7 inches (LPB) / 6 inches (Manos)
Opening: 5 inches (LPB) / 5 inches (Manos)

What I really like is the texture of the felted fabric that the Manos created. You can see a close up to the left. It really doesn't look like stitch definition left, but it is a nubby bumpy texture. I haven't felted with anything else that created this kind of an effect.

I really like how the bowls came out and it was a very quick and easy project. What a great way to use extra feltable yarn from the stash.


Zonda said...

Love them! Great way to use up the leftover yarns for sure! As for the ridges on the outside, can you flip it inside out?? just wondering :)

Bezzie said...

I love those! The peacock one is my favorite I think. Reminds me of "real" pottery!

barb said...

Those bowls are great! I can't decide which I like more...but that Manos yarn is pretty cool.

Terri said...

They look great! :o)

Carolyn said...

Wow, they turned out great! I love the shape of the blue one, and the texture of the Manos one is fabulous.