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AlterKnits Felt by Leigh Radford (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
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As the season grows colder, this is the perfect book to snuggle up with. AlterKnits Felt features 30 beautiful projects made from fuzzy felted knits. You’ll learn to knit and then felt your projects, or how to felt pre-existing knits to use as raw materials for a wide variety of goodies. The key idea here is variety. I love that the book offers patterns for everything from jewelry (like the I-Cord Wrap Bracelet and Rings) and accessories (such as the Full Circle Purse) to cozy items for the home–the Reverse Appliqué rug is a notable standout. The skill range involved is nicely varied as well, making AlterKnits Felt a safe bet for crafters at any level who are looking to experiment with texture and color.
One lucky Craftzine readers will win a copy AlterKnits Felt! Just leave a comment on this post by 12pm PST on Thurday, November 27 telling us why you need this book. Please make sure your e-mail address is included in your profile so we can contact you if you win.
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Aaaand guess what? This week’s CRAFT Pattern Podcast features an excerpt from AlterKnits Felt: the Hazel and Maude Potholders. Download our free PDF to learn how to knit and felt these retro-inspired potholders (which would make a great holiday gift, hint hint!).
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54 thoughts on “Hazel and Maude Potholders from AlterKnits Felt – CRAFT Pattern Podcast

  1. It’s nice to see felt finally recognized as an interesting medium in itself, not just something for grade-school projects.

  2. I need this book so I can make and felt a bunch of neat things with the stash of Lopi I just acquired from a friend.

  3. I really need this book, none of my felting projects have the great finished look of the ones in the book.

  4. I so very muchly need to own this book. Not only is my apartment floor sad, bare and in desperate need of that reverse applique rug, but now that my partner and I live together, our combined stashes are starting to eat all the available space. Help us solve all our problems by making adorable felted things!

  5. oh! i need this book because I’m so in love with felt AND with leigh radford! i love her one skein book and i’m all over felting these days. I’m sure this book will be spectacular!

  6. oh! i need this book because I’m so in love with felt AND with leigh radford! i love her one skein book and i’m all over felting these days. I’m sure this book will be spectacular!

  7. I’m embarrassed to admit this but since you asked: I have never successfully felted a project — and I’ve been doing fiber arts for about 2 decades now!

  8. I love my Alterknits book. I would be estatic to win Alterknits Felts. I love felting and knitting. Winning would be like Christmas!

  9. I’m just finishing up my degree in Botany, and would love to have a change of pace and do some amazing felting! I need to exercise my creativity!

  10. This would totally be great to use for gifts this year….wish you had more than one copy to giveaway, please enter me!

  11. I need this book because I love every project in it, can’t wait to make some and don’t have any money right now to purchase it! Isn’t that the case for many of us?

  12. I need this book because I always have so many partial balls of feltable yarn — and it looks like there are lots of great projects for using up those yarn leftovers!

  13. Wow, I didn’t realize that she’d come out with another book! (Yeah, I live under a rock…and not the felted kind!) This book looks like it has some good gift ideas – I need it for the holidays!

  14. I’ve been felting for years, but really need to put some new life into my projects. This great book would do just that!

  15. I have made several felted purses and bags. I love the felting…it hides the mistakes. But I need a change…some spice in my life, something cooler! This book would be fantastic!!

  16. Happy Thanksgiving!
    I have a bagful of old sweaters and am in dire need of some ideas of what to do with them so winning this would be GREAT.

  17. I need this book! I’ve been working with felt for a couple of years, but have been feeling uninspired lately. These projects look elegant and charming.

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Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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