(( Projects )) Pencil Case - a making of
You need a pattern (mirrored or not, but repeating) with about 180(after mirroring) strings.
I used this awesome celtic pattern by ViscumAlbum:
(5 times mirrored, but 4 times would have been enough!)
Each string should be about 170 cm long.
Thicker cotton thread should work.
This is the way how I mirrored the pattern:
The knots in the middle are all fw knots...
Fix the strings to a stick or wooden spoon.
Fix the stick or whatever with thread and safety pins on a cushion.
Tie - following the pattern - till your "rug" is about 20 cm long.
(This may take weeks!)
Tie two hexagon based circles following the graphics below:
(added some new pics from my website www.knuepfwerkstatt.de.vu
You need to add about 14 rounds.
60 - 80 cm for each double string should work.
Cut the finished hexagons in a circular shape (or tie it circular by leaving strings out in the last 6 rounds).
Cut all strings of the 3 finished pieces.
Sew the pieces carefully together by hand; use twine.
Keep the seam inside!
Add the zipper and sew it. Keep it open while sewing.
Its's Finished! Good Job! :)