May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
2.25 mm (B)
2.75 mm (C)
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
One Size
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This matching coaster and glass warmer have been designed as a small project for learning how to cut knitted fabric with confidence.

Knit in the round using Shetland wool, SLICE! includes a knotted steek, a crochet-reinforced steek, i-cord edging and buttonhole and picked-up garter-stitch edging. On completion, a warm beverage set on its coaster is a daily reminder that it is fun and easy to cut knitted fabric.

Cutting stranded colourwork is a piece of cake with SLICE!

The sample uses about 40 - 50m / 43 - 53 yards of three different shades of Jamieson & Smith Shetland 2-Ply Jumper Weight yarn. This is a wonderfully soft but sticky yarn, ideal for a project in which the knitting will be cut as it doesn’t unravel easily. Alternative yarns include any 100% wool, fingering-weight yarn. For successful steeking experiences yarn must not have been superwash treated, and very smooth or silky yarns are not recommended.

There are three suggested colourways for SLICE! in Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight (Fingering weight; 100% wool; 115m / 125 yards per 25g ball). About a third of a ball of each shade in your selected colourway will provide just enough yarn to make both the coaster and the latte glass warmer. (Samples shown in Latte and Lemon.)

Victoria Sponge - 66, 9097, 1
Fruitcake - FC38, 81, 80
Latte - FC45, FC43, 1
Lemon - 96, 28, 91

Other notions & Materials:

  • 6 DPNs or circular needle for working magic loop in size needed to get gauge (sample worked on 2.5mm needles). Note: 5 DPNs are required for picking up stitches around the steek plus 1 DPN for knitting with – it gets tricky with only 5!
  • 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • strong, smooth sock yarn for crochet reinforcement and holding live sts
  • sharp scissors
  • crochet hook one size smaller than working needle (for working reinforcement)
  • crochet hook one size larger than working needle (for working provisional cast-on)
  • a small button approx 1cm (¼”) diameter
  • heavyweight iron-on interfacing (optional)
  • one latte glass 280ml (9.85oz) measuring 15cm (6”) tall with a handle situated 7.5cm (3”) from the rim (such a glass is available from