Felted Entrelac Fobs by Susan Lawrence

Felted Entrelac Fobs

October 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
110 yards (101 m)
one size: Finished Size 10” circumference and 6” high, before felting; 9” circumference and 4” high, after felting.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Designer’s Notes:

These little pouches were inspired by a well-loved, leather key fob I owned for many years. Fill them with stitch markers or other small notions and clip them to your knitting bag. They can be worked from one continuous strand of self-striping yarn or you can facilitate color changes by removing a few feet of yarn and using a spit splice to rejoin the yarn ends. The drawstring cord is secured by a decorative knot in front and a bead in back. It is not necessary to untie the knot; the pouch opens and closes by sliding the bead along the drawstring cord. To ensure the pouch stays closed, the bead should fit very snugly on the cord. I used lampworked beads with a 5/32” (4 mm) center hole made by a local artisan.

In the photo I took before I sent the pouches to Interweave, you can more clearly see how I attached the key fob.