Neat as a Pincushion

Neat as a Pincushion
Mags Kandis

Knit and felt your own sewing accessory. These beautiful baubles use up small bits of wool yarn, and will soon have you going back to your stash to make another.

Finished Size Wrist pincushion: 3½" diameter after felting; large pincushion: 5¼" diameter after felting.
Yarn Jagger Spun The Maine Line 2/8 (100% wool; 280 yd [256 m]/2 oz [57 g]): Wrist pincushion: mulberry or plum (MC), shale or willow (CC1) and curry or mulberry (CC2), 1 skein each. Large pincushion: curry (MC), marine blue (CC1), and plum (CC2), 1 skein each.
Needles Wrist pincushion: Size 6 (4 mm). Large pincushion: Size 10 (6 mm).
Notions Tapestry needle; polyester or bamboo fill; large hair elastic for wrist pincushions.
Gauge Wrist pincushion: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st, before felting, on smaller needles. Large pincushion: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4" in St st using yarn doubled, before felting, on larger needles. Gauge is not crucial for this project.

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