A Tinder Pouch to Knit by Nancy Bush

A Tinder Pouch to Knit

September 2013
Light Fingering ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in twined stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
328 yards (300 m)
5"/13cm wide and 3"/8cm tall
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.
Errata available: needleworktraditions.com

Interweave SKU: EP8833

Knit Nancy Bush’s Tinder Pouch inspired by traditional Swedish pouches used to carry items for building fires while traveling. (Interweave)

Called eldpung in Swedish, fire or tinder pouches were used to carry a steel or striker, a bit of flint, and some material such as wood shavings or dried moss with which to start a fire. A tinder pouch was used while traveling or working away from home and would have been carried in a pocket, to be handy when needed.

Technical notes on twined or two-end knitting are given on page 22.

Required Materials:

Mora Yarn, 100% Swedish wool yarn, fingering weight, 328 yards (300.0 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein of Light Sheep’s Gray

Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering, 100% Shetland wool yarn, fingering weight, 20 yards (18.3 m)/mini skein:
small amounts of #002 Forest Moss, #025 Old Gold, and #040 Watermelon for embroidery

Needles, 10 inches (25.4 cm), size 2 (2.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Originally Published: PieceWork Sept/Oct 2013