Thursday, May 13, 2010

wabi-sabi coasters

I had a bit of yarn left over from the Katarina Cardigan. Would've been such a shame to waste it. Inexplicably, I decided to make coasters.

I cast on 8 stitches at the center and worked my way outwards on double-pointed needles, increasing 8 stitches every other row. I was hoping that it would smooth into a circle, but with such a small piece of knitting, the corners of the hexagon stand out.

For the backing, I used a few scraps of linen fabric, left over from my Cro-Magnon dress. I traced out the blocked hexagons, added an extra inch or so, sewed around the edges, turned right-side out, and zig-zagged the knitting on top.

Here's what it looks like on the bottom. I'm digging the wonky thread tension. Gives it a wabi-sabi quality. Makes me want to run my finger along it.

I like these coasters well enough, but I have to say that they took a stupid amount of time considering how small they are.


Julie said...

Those are gorgeous!! wow, they are so elegant and simple (hehe, hence wabisabi, no doubt!)

Turtle said...

they will look wonderful under those summer cocktails!