Paint Brush (R3)
Here's a quick bonus pattern, a knitted paint brush to go with the knitted paint. Both entirely useless of course, but that's sort of the point of us.
A printable version of this pattern is available.
You will need:
- Yarn Scraps (double knit)
- toy stuffing
- gummed tape
- thin wooden dowelling (e.g. barbecue skewer)
- 4 x double ended knitting needles (2.75mm)
- tapestry needle
(A list of abbreviations is available.)
Cast on 3 sts in brown and join into the round.
- Round 1: k2, kfb (4)
- Round 2: k3, kfb (5)
- Round 3: k4, kfb (6)
- Round 4: k5, kfb (7)
- Round 5: k6, kfb (8)
- Round 6: k7, kfb (9)
- Rounds 7-10: k –
- Round 11: [k2tog, k1] x 3 (6)
Push a small amount of toy stuffing into the opening and then change to grey yarn.
- Round 12: k –
- Rounds 13-14: p –
Change to purple yarn and knit in the round until the purple measures 14cm.
Thread yarn through remaining sts.
Cut a 15cm length of dowelling. Wrap a length of gummed tap around the dowelling approximately one third of the way along (to make a bulge in the paintbrush handle). Insert the dowelling into the knitting with the taped end nearest to the brush.
Sew in any remaining loose ends.
As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!
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