Wool Vessel 3: Little Boxes by Nick Davis

Wool Vessel 3: Little Boxes

July 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, knit flat, not blocked.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
135 - 450 yards (123 - 411 m)
small, medium, and a questionable larger size!
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Three little boxes to help with home organization, with the added benefit of being made from wool you already have. When not in use, they can be nested together.

These are knit and then fulled/felted, so it’s important to use a natural, untreated (non-superwash) wool that’s capable of felting.

It’s best to felt/full these down to the densest fabric possible, but even so, they’ll be soft-sided and get a lot of their shape from how they’re dried and what’s stored inside them. Note that the largest size is really pushing the limits of this design—at three times the size of the smallest vessel, the wobbliness and soft-sided nature of this box is pronounced. I’ve opted to include this size anyway, since while the shape is not quite as satisfying—I still like it.

Here’s a link to the first Wool Vessel, too.


  • 135(275, 450)yds or 2(3, 5) skeins of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, shown in Cilantro (Pampas, Cilantro) colorways. Substitute worsted-weight wool yarns that are feltable/fullable—this won’t work with superwash!
  • 1 24”circular needle in US8/5mm, or size needed for gauge.
  • Four removable stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

You’ll also need any tools associated with your preferred fulling/felting method, such as a washing machine, or hot water basin/potato masher/thick washing-up gloves.

Gauge is 15 sts and 34 rows in 4”/10cm, pre-blocking/fulling/felting. Please be sure to check your gauge.

Three sizes! Final measurements may vary, due to variations in the felting process.
4.5(5.25, 6.5)”/11.4(13.3, 16.5)cm deep, 4.5(6, 8)”/11.4(15, 20)cm wide, and 7(8, 11)”/18(20, 28)cm long