Knit Yarn-Covered Frame


size: 5”x7”

Materials

  • Caron Sheep(ish) Yarn: Teal(ish) (0016) and Turquoise(ish) (0017)
  • Flat-front frame, 5”x7”

Abbreviations

BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k = knit
k2tog = knit two stitches together (as if one)
RS = Right Side
ssk = slip two stitches (one at a time), then knit together through back loops
st(s) = stitch(es)

Basic Supplies

foam brush

Tools

  • Knitting needles, US 8 (5mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Clear craft glue

Directions

  • Gauge
  • 1. 17 sts x 32 rows = 4” in garter stitch (knit every row).
  • Frame
  • 1. Make 2 alike pieces.
  • 2. Note: Teal(ish) (A) and Turquoise(ish) (B) throughout.
  • 3. With A, CO 71 sts.
  • 4. Row 1 (RS): Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. (69 sts)
  • 5. Row 3: With B, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. (65 sts)
  • 6. Row 4: Knit.
  • 7. Rows 5 and 6: With A, repeat Rows 3-4.
  • 8. Repeat Rows 3-6 until piece measures desired height to fit frame. (Note: Since frames differ, be sure to hold piece up to frame as you knit to get the right height.) BO.
  • frame
  • 1. Row 2: K 31, place marker, k 38.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Lay two finished pieces flat with angled edges meeting. Using tapestry needle and yarn, whipstitch together. Weave in ends.
  • 2. Using finger or foam brush, spread layer of glue over front surface of frame.
  • 3. Place knitted frame front on top of frame. Press into place. Let dry using heavy book on top to help weight in place.

by Vickie Howell

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