Felted Entrelac Kindle Case by Terri Major

Felted Entrelac Kindle Case

June 2015
yarn held together
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, pre-felting, with yarn held double
US 13 - 9.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
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A fun way to protect your electronic gadget! For the intermediate knitter, these make wonderful gifts and can be done in any colors and a variety of feltable yarns.

As with most felting projects, these seem absurdly large before felting, as they are knit with a double strand on large needles.

Because of the loose gauge on felted projects, bamboo or other wooden/non-slick needles work better than slick metal ones, as the slick ones are harder to hang onto.

1 US size 13 (9 mm) 40” circular
1 each US size 11 (8 mm) and size 13 (9 mm) 16” circulars
1 US size 6-8 (4-5) mm 24” circular (used for picking up stitches to finish the edges)

After felting, these cases come out between 7” x 8” and 6” x 7”, but the finished size is somewhat flexible, depending on the felting process.

Yarn: Feltable worsted-weight yarn such as Cascade 220 (not superwash), Brown Sheep Nature Spun, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride, Noro Kureyon, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, or Wisdom Poems. Yarn is held double throughout. If using Kureyon or other yarn with long color changes, you will need 4 skeins, 2 each of two complementary but contrasting colorways. If using solid colors, you will need as many colors as you choose, from 2-14. The project takes about 350-400 yards altogether. Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride is heavier, so only use a single strand if using this yarn.

When changing colors from one tier of blocks to the next, do not put light against light or dark against dark, as the differences will not show up well after felting.

Notions: Tapestry needle; scissors; measuring tape; medium-sized zippered bag for felting; access to a top-loading washer; 2 buttons, 1 toggle style and one flat for the inside of the bag.