In this week’s episode, we show you a technique that we developed after receiving a pin cushion as a gift. It’s really easy! All you need to do is knit strips of fabric, using the garter stitch, sew the ends together, fold them in half and put the smaller rings inside the larger rings.
It’s all explained in the tutorial which you’ll find here:[youtube id=”IErgRaPGTro”]
And, if you really feel like trying out a butterfly in this technique, here is a sketch:
Materials: We recommend a DK weight such as Schachenmayr Merino Extra Fine 120, which you can buy here.
The numbers you see inside the rings indicate the number of ridges for each strip of fabric as well as it’s placement in the puzzle. The smallest rings have 8 ridges, and the largest one has 70 ridges.
Once you’ve knitted all the ridges, you can start the puzzle! Stitch the main body part and each of the 4 wing-parts together first, before you sew on the 4 wing parts to the body.
The photos below show a different butterfly, but the process is still the same.
This is a great project to do with kids – and also a lot of fun to let them try to knit some of the themselves, as this is pretty basic knitting.
ARNE & CARLOS