Here's what it looks like:
I have a TON (literally, it's so heavy I have two bankers boxes full) of inherited yarn from various sources. And I have been thinking about what to do with it all. I love to knit but I don't want 20 million scarves, and let's be honest, although I'm sure I can knit lots of patterns, I'm never going to finish anything that is more complex than knit 2, pearl 1, so this is a perf project for me!
I am so excited to get started, because this is a project that would yield a product useful in all seasons! I can see these as extra seating in the house, and if Emily and I ever get our crap together and actually create our Morrocan lounge, these would be a great addition, in various colors. Also, if we do outdoor movie night at my place, we can bring these out on the big Mexico blankets and they'll be the perfect pillow/seat!
But, I'm getting ahead of myself, as I don't know how long this will take to actually knit. And I have to source the duvets to go inside, so that's an additional expense, although maybe I can find some at a thirft store and wash them. They can be ugly as sin, afterall, they'll be covered up!
Here's the directions:
Eskimo, 18 balls (Or yarn suitable for US #13 needles)Acrylic yarn would probably be a really good alternative, as it´s a piece of furnitureUS #19 circular needles2 cheap duves (feather and down)
How we did it:
Cast on 35 stitches using three threads.Knit the garter stitch until you´ve knitted all the balls, and there is just enough yarn left to asseble the stool.
You now have ONE rectangular piece.Cast off loosely. Assemble the short sides (35 stitch side) as neatly as you can.Assemble the first long side. This is supposed to be the top or the bottom of the stool. Put the needle through the end stitch of every second row and tighten, tighten, tighten! Repeat on the rows in between and tighten until there is no whole in the middle. Stuff the duves into the stool. We tried to make a ball of the duves before we stuffed it.Assemble the other end in the same manner as the first.And there you go! Your first knitted furniture perhaps?