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A Tinder Pouch to Knit

September 2013
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches in twined stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
328 yards (300 m)
Approx. 5"/13cm wide and 3"/8cm tall

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.