Ideal for beginners and children (but sewing the zip in your felted pencil case is a bit fiddly!)
This funky knit-and-felt pencil case kit, ideal for beginner knitters, contains 100g of British wool and six wonderful ‘pencil’ buttons to decorate the finished pencil case. With all tastes in mind, these kits are offered in dyed versions of Black, Hot pink and Turquoise, plus a naturals version in Methera, which is a blend of wool from four native British breeds.
A matching or contrasting zip and thread are also included in the kit. If purchased for children, remember that a little help might be needed when sewing in the zip. However, many adults love these kits too!
These kits come packaged in a pretty silver bag, with a colour photo of the purse on the front — ideal as a gift either as a kit or as a completed item.
To knit this funky pencil case you will need a pair of 5.5 mm knitting needles, not to mention an enthusiasm for British wool! The ‘hard work’ of felting is easily done in your washing machine. This is a perfect introduction to the art of knit-and-felt.
The finished size of the example shown is approximately 22 cm x 11 cm (width x height). The zip closure makes it perfect for safely holding its contents.