Wooly Wednesday

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Pretty soon I’ll be able to share with you all the holiday gift knitting I’ve been making over the last two months, but not quite yet!  Spoilers, you know.

Today I want to babble at you about these amulet bags I made.  They’re SO EASY.  If you know how to knit even a little bit I’ve got a pattern I’m going to link that You Can Make yourself!  These would make excellent holiday gifts for your witchy friends and family.

amulet

 This one I’m showing here was knit in the round and then closed at the bottom with a three needle bind off.  And even that is way more complicated than the pattern I’m sharing here.

It’s called Daisy, Daffodil, and Tiger Lily: an amulet pouch three ways.  That link takes you to Ravelry where you can download the pattern for free and make one of these cute little bags yourself!

These little bags can be made as a tiny amulets to wear around your neck or as a pouch to carry stones, herbs, or any other small ritual components. Choose colors of yarn that have special significance in your practice or make you feel good.  You can use any yarn that you like, just match your needle size to the ball band and you should be fine.  The bigger the yarn you use, the bigger the pouch you’ll end up with.

For this project I have included 3 options for working the amulet bag for varying levels of knitting ability. The first is an easy version. The only skills you need will be cast on, knitting, binding off, and some simple sewing. The intermediate version requires casting on, knitting in the round, and decreasing. The advanced version requires casting on, knitting in the round, decreasing, yarn overs with paired decreases.

I’d love to see your knitting if you give these a try, feel free to share pictures on Ravelry or here in the comments!

Happy knitting!

Eight of Yarnovers Tarot Bag: Knitting Pattern

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Eight of Yarnovers

I am super excited to offer my first knitting pattern for all of you!  I call it the Eight of Yarnovers bag and it’s the perfect size for your Tarot cards.  Also it’s free to download.

eight of yarnovers

I picked the name because there are eight pattern repeats around the bag and because I thought it was terribly clever, by which I mean that I giggled like a school child when I thought of it.

You can also view this pattern on Ravelry.

This pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners.  You need to be able to knit in the round and be comfortable with yarn overs.  It features a really neat technique, called a three-needle bind off for the bottom.  If you’ve never done that before I include a link to a tutorial.  It’s quite simple and makes a great sturdy base for the bag.

Download the Pattern Here.

If you knit this bag I would be beyond excited to see how yours turns out.  Feel free to share pictures in the comments or link your project on Ravelry.

Happy Knitting!