Katie Startzman

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Knitting: Food Cozy
My family uses mason jars and stainless steel (Klean Kanteen) water bottles for toting snacks, lunches, and drinks. I thought it would be nice to make felted cozies for each of them. The snug jackets insulate and protect the glass jars, absorb condensation on cold bottles, and protect your hands from a hot beverage.
Knitting: Animal Toy, Ball
My two boys love playing with anything they can throw around. These Beanbag Critters are no exception. A frog, rabbit and bird are ready to fly through the air either for games or just playing catch.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Special Christmas ornaments are so fun to unpack every year. I love ornaments with special touches or surprises and these hollow knitted and felted balls with a tiny Christmas tree inside fit the bill.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl is so cozy, I find it difficult to take it off. Knit with a rich blend of Alchemy Silk Purse and Mirasol Miski, this could would make a lovely gift for someone special. The pattern on the outside has just enough going on to be interesting, but it’s easy to memorize while knitting.
Knitting: Cozy - Other
Mason Jars are great for toting drinks or snacks on picnics but I have broken a couple, even with careful use. This is a pattern for a knitted and felted cover for a quart size jar. It will prevent breaks and insulate the contents. A handle makes the jar easy to carry.
Knitting: Containers, Home - Other, Craft - Other
It’s a giant pencil and it’s a place to hold real pencils. My kids love this and like to pretend writing with it. The pencil case would also make a great “retro” gift for a geeky friend, it could also store computer cables, styluses or batteries.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Special Christmas ornaments are so fun to unpack every year. I love ornaments with special touches or surprises and these are hollow knitted and felted balls with a tiny snowman inside fit the bill.
Knitting: Ball
This large felted ball is made from alternating stripes of Noro Kureyon and is light and bouncy thanks to a big balloon inside. Great for playing with inside, the ball is a hit with kids and grown ups alike.
Knitting: Animal Toy, Decorative - Other
We love watching the songbirds at the bird feeder we set up every Autumn. I thought it would be fun to have some little birds inside too, so I made this pattern. I hope you like it!
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
Make a friendly little cork-nosed pig. Complete with floppy ears and a corkscrew tail, this Piggy Bank is super-simple to knit and makes a great gift for anyone who is saving their pennies. His cork nose allows easy access to your loot.
Knitting: Doll
Make poseable, tiny knitted and felted Gnome Children to play with or to use as holiday decorations.
Knitting: Doll
Knit and felt a set of five nesting dolls. They fit snugly inside each other and are trimmed with wool felt and colorful embroidery. The dolls are sturdy and stand well on their own.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Knit and felt these adorable toy-size sheep with this clearly-written pattern that provides complete knitting, seaming, and felting directions. This pattern contains patterns to make a small, medium and large sheep. Sturdy and poseable, these sheep will be faithful playthings or charming decorations. Make a whole flock!
Knitting: Blocks
Nesting and stacking blocks are fun playthings for babies and young children. Make a rainbow-colored set to use up yarn scraps. When the children are too old to play with them, the blocks make great containers for colorful organizing. The blocks are knit with two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together so they knit up quickly.
Knitting: Doll
Make a sleepy friend! One of these floppy dolls would be perfect as a child’s first doll, or would make a great bedtime companion. These dolls are simple to knit and cleverly constructed. Whether you make a boy or girl with a stocking cap that is striped or solid, the dolls are sure to charm the children in your life.
Knitting: Doll
Knit and felt sweet small dolls. They are super-quick to knit and the pattern includes directions for a complete sewn-felt wardrobe as well as knit sweaters, socks and tights. Measuring about 6 inches tall, they are the perfect size for kids to play with. Their wire skeleton makes them pose-able and when they have shoes on they can stand up on t...
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
Make a little home for gnomes! Styled after a cob cottage with a living roof covered with plants and flowers, this home will be a sweet toy or treasured seasonal decoration. Complete with 2 windows and a door that opens, the simple home shines when embellished with simple embroidery. Quick to knit and fun to finish, you will enjoy making it as m...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Knit and felt adorable toy-size horses. The knitting can be done in an evening and the pattern includes step-by-step seaming, felting and embroidery directions and illustrations. Also featured are instructions for making a western-style saddle, halter and saddle blanket.