Hobnail Coasters by Jesie Ostermiller

Hobnail Coasters

February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
220 - 440 yards (201 - 402 m)
5" diameter.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Jesie Ostermiller

Shown at the bottom right, the Hobnail Coasters were inspired by vintage hobnail milk-glass pieces replete with beautiful bobble-like textures. They are constructed using the same math you would use for a pi shawl and are worked in the round from the center out. The outer edge features first a row of small bobbles and then a beautiful staggered picot bind-off, giving the impression of the hobnail texture while still offering a flat surface to set your mug on.

Finished Size 5” diameter.

Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yd 200 m/3½ oz 100 g): #816 gray or #834 strawberry pink, 1 skein.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 28 rnds = 4” in St st.