From the Heart Felted Bowls by Carol Bristol
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From the Heart Felted Bowls

January 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 13 - 9.0 mm
6.5 mm (K)
150 - 450 yards (137 - 411 m)
Three bowl sizes
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Quick to knit and felt gift bowls in three sizes.
Decorative options include a knit ruffle edge with sew-on glass beads and a crochet chain double edge that is quick and easy.The I “Heart” Yarn Bowl provides lovely storage!

Yarn Bowl, Mini Bowl and Small Bowl with knit ruffle, were knit with a double strand of worsted yarn. The small bowl with the crochet edge was knit with one strand of bulky yarn.

Pattern includes instructional color photos, explanation of techniques, felting and shaping tips.

Yarn: Must knit with yarn that will felt.
Samples: Cascade 220, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride

Ruffled Heart Bowl: 200 yards worsted weight yarn.

Crochet chain edge Heart Bowl: 80 yards bulky weight yarn in main color and 32 yards in contrast color. (the bowl is knit, the edge is crochet)

Mini Ruffled Bowl: 150 yards worsted weight yarn.
Thread based metallic carry along yarn: 30-100 yards, depending on how much you wish to incorporate into the bowl or ruffle.

Large Heart Yarn Bowl: 450 yards worsted weight yarn (knit double).

Smaller bowls: # 13/9 mm circular needle- 16” length.
Large Bowl: #13/9 mm circular needle, 24 -29” length.
1-# 13/9mm DPN for working I-cord bind-off (optional).
Crochet Hook: K-#10 ½ / 6 ½ mm
Gauge: 2.5sts/inch
Notions: locking stitch markers (8), food bag clips (2), tapestry needle.
Optional: Glass beads (3-6mm), invisible nylon thread, sharp sewing needle for attaching beads.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS: Both knitted and felted dimensions will vary slightly with yarn selection and duration of the felting process. Measurements exclude the decorative edge.
Ruffled or Crochet Edge Bowl: Before felting - 3¼” high, 9” wide 7” long, ruffle: 2” wide. After felting - 2” high, 6” wide, 6½” long,
ruffle: 1¼” wide.
Mini Bowl: Before felting - 2½” high, 6½” wide, 5” long.
After felting - 1½”high, 6” wide, 4½” long. Ruffle: 1” wide.
Largest Bowl: Before felting - 6¾” high, base 10” wide, 10” long.
After Felting - 3¾” high, 10” long, 10” wide.

Three sizes:
2.5” tall to 3.75” tall, 8” wide to 10” wide, 4” long to 10” long.