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Home : Patterns : Felted Roll-Up Pencil Case

Free Knitting Pattern: Felted Roll-Up Pencil Case

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L0675
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.5 x 28 cm), after felting


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Strong and convenient, this case has a pocket for each pencil to help you find the tool you are looking for. The case rolls up for storage and ties shut with sweet, leafy ties. You can also use this case to store your crafting hooks or needles.
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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

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Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Wild Berry Rose
Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey Charcoal Grey
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Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
Only 202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool, 13% Acrylic, 9% Rayon ; package size: 8 oz  (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
ONLY 202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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•  150-126 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown
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•  150-201 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Maple Tweed
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•  860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive
$ 4.39  
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Felted Roll-Up Pencil Case

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - 1 st increased.


Due to the nature of the felting process, the size of your finished pieces can vary.

With larger needles and A, cast on 50 sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) for 75 rows for back of Case.
Place a marker at beg and end of last row for fold line.
Change to B.
Work in Garter st for 45 rows for front pocket.
Bind off.

LEAVES (make 4)
With smaller needles and C, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2 (RS): K1, (kfb) twice, k1 - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: K2, (kfb) twice, k2 - 8 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 5-9: Beg with a WS (purl) row work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 5 rows.
Row 10: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Row 11: Purl.
Row 12: Rep Row 10 - 4 sts at the end of this row.
Row 13: Purl.
Row 14: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts at the end of this row.
Row 15: P2tog - 1 st at the end of this row.
Fasten off.

Fold Pencil Case along fold line and seam sides of pocket to back of Case. Place 7 pins or markers evenly spaced across lower edge of pocket, dividing it into 8 equal-size sections. With A and sewing through both thicknesses, sew running sts from each marker up to upper edge of pocket to form 8 sections.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. Check piece carefully and remove from machine as soon as it is felted to your satisfaction. Pull into shape.

Cut 3 strands of B, each 60 in. (152.5 cm) long, for ties. Braid strands together. Knot each end. Sew center of braid to center back of Case. Sew 2 Leaves to each end of braid. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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Felted Roll-Up Pencil Case Reviewed by Evelyn Gonzalez on 2014-01-12 ***
I am a beginner knitter and want to try this project, but even before I begin, I don't understand the directions.

It keeps saying, "Using A (or B, or C") and I don't know what that means. They never say what A, B or C mean. Is it the different yarns? There are more than 3 yarns used, I believe.

I would appreciate any help some of the more advanced knitters could provide.

Thank you.

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