Pinwheel Felt Mat by Claire Fairall Designs

Pinwheel Felt Mat

November 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
104 - 109 yards (95 - 100 m)
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This pattern is available for £2.10.

The beautiful pinwheel pattern makes great use of variegated yarn.

An easy to knit but effective design created by the simple use of short rows, and with thick felt to protect your surfaces these place mats and coasters are a decorative and useful addition to your table.

This mat is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine. Don’t worry! My pattern includes detailed instructions for felting your project.

My clear and detailed 4 page pattern clearly introduces how to knit short rows and contains detailed instructions and photos to guide you step by step through, knitting, and felting your mat.

This design uses two balls of variegated yarn, For best results choose a yarn with a long colour repeat.

Felted Size
Large mat 23 cm / 9” Diameter
Small mat 12 cm / 4” Diameter

Recommended Yarn- to make one mat in each size.

Lana Grossa - Feltro , Spectra 2 x 50g/50m balls


Grundl Filzwolle Spectra
Yardage 1x 100gm/100m Ball

Alternative yarns- These yarns will produce different shaded patterns or stripes.

Rico Creative Filz Print, Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi,
Lion Brand Cascade220 (Two strands knitted together)

Basic skills needed for this design:-
Garter stitch- knit every row
Wrap and turn- clearly explained with photos

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginner knitters.