Today we have a guest post from the fabulous @whatnotweb – how to make Korknisse out of corks and yarn remnants. These little fellows are a wonderful way to use up any oddments of yarn in your stash. If you’re new to knitting, check out simple-knitting.com which breaks down how to cast on etc.
- 4 double pointed needle. Size 2,5.
- Any remnants of sock wool or equally thin yarn. Skeins of tapestry wool will work, too.
Cast on 24 stitches. I always cast on on 1 needle and while knitting the first row will divide the stitches over 3 needles.
Row 2: close the round and knit 24 stitches
Row 3 to10: knit 24 stitches
This should now reach halfway up the kork. Depending on the yarn you might need 2 more rows.
Then cast off all the stitches, and sew in the ends. This now is a nice, warm coat for your korknisse.
Cast on 24 stitches
Row 1-5: *knit 2, pearl 2* 6 times
Row 6-11 : knit 24 stitches
Row 12: *knit2 together, knit2* 6 times
This leaves you with 18 stitches.
Row 13-15: knit 18 stitches
Row 16: *knit2tog,knit2, knit2tog* 3 times. You should now have 12 stitches.
Row 17-19: knit 12 stitches
Do not cast off, leave a longish end of yarn and with a sewing needle pull this through the stitches.
Pull it taut and secure on the inside of the hat with a few stitches.
This should leave you with a nice, pointy hat.
Now make a small pompom or tassel and secure it to the hat. This really makes the korknisse come alive.
I also like to draw a little happy face on them.
If you rather not knit on 4 needles or if you do this with kids, you can do the knitting on 2 needles and sew up the seam at the end.
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