Snowflake Coaster by Sheila O'Keefe
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Snowflake Coaster

Knitting
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 4.5 rows = 1 inch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
45 - 50 yards (41 - 46 m)
3.5in by 3.5in (9cm by 9cm)
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These coasters are a quick and easy way to use up worsted weight leftovers.

They’re also a great project to learn stranded knitting. Almost any inconsistency in the beginner’s tension will literally come out in the wash when the coaster is felted.

FINISHED SIZE
Before felting: 6.5inx6.5in (16.5cmx16.5cm)
After felting: 3.5inx3.5in (9cmx9cm)

YARN (per coaster)
30yds/22.9m main color (the background)
20yds/18.3m contrasting color (the border and the snowflake)

Any worsted weight, 100% wool, non-superwash yarn will work. White yarns frequently do not felt well. Use a natural or cream color instead. I’ve had success felting Lion Brand Fishermen’s wool in the natural color and Brown Sheep Nature Spun in the aran color.