Thursday, June 18, 2009

How To: Make a Knitted Pouf

I am totally going to make one of these.

Go here for step-by-step instructions. If you can knit and purl, it actually looks incredibly easy. And even though it requires 18 skeins of super-fat yarn plus stuffing, it'll still cost a heck of a lot less than the $800-$1,600 Flocks Poufs at DWR.

There's a smaller version, too.

(From Norway's Pickles blog -- don't worry, the instructions are in English -- via Tikoli's Twitter, via Craft, via CasaSugar.)

14 comments:

alana said...

I made one! It turned out great, and it's a simple and fun project. If you make one, I'd suggest knitting it in the round instead of on two needles. I think my pouf would have been nicer if it was seamless.

Leah said...

Thanks so much for the tip, Alana! I would absolutely do that, if only I knew how to knit in the round ... ;-)

Porcelain said...

YES!!!!! I was hoping someone would do a tutorial on one of these!

nicolette said...

I saw a piece like this at my friend's place once. It may have been bigger though, as I remember someone sitting on top of a ball like this one.

Nicolette
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paula said...

I so need to learn how to knit.

Leah said...

Paula -- you totally should! I'm utterly hopeless at handicrafts, and even I managed to pick it up without too much trouble. I'm not really any good at knitting, but I find it really relaxing, and now my family has more hand-knitted scarves than they'll ever need ...

Heather said...

Wow! That's a project! I'd probably start, and end up with a floor mat!

pickles said...

Thanks for your nice post about our project!! Love your blog;)

jana said...

This is darling and my hat is off to any of you who can accomplish this---very lovely---I used to crochet when I was little (my grandma taught me) but it has been years.

Freshly Found said...

This makes me want to become a knitter! Quickly!

Anonymous said...

is that rug from Ikea ?

The Goods Design said...

I knit, but SLOWLY, so I'd probably finish this in the year 2018.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I came across this today :D Your on my favorites list!

Aradia Goseling & Gaea Lacuna said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I recently did a search for "woman knitting" and saw the person who make one, and a rug incidentally, but couldn't find any information about it (like fiber type) to do it myself. Luckily I'm a skilled enough knitter to have figured out that it was Garter stitched (the version I was looking at)...not to just find the right size fiber & needles...

 

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