I am a few months away from finishing my MLIS, and am currently busy trying to find full-time work as a librarian and move up to Chicago, which is my favorite city in the world (sorry Florence)! I've ...
I am a few months away from finishing my MLIS, and am currently busy trying to find full-time work as a librarian and move up to Chicago, which is my favorite city in the world (sorry Florence)! I've been knitting for almost 10 years now, and I've been wanting to start making my own patterns for the last few years. I'm hoping to build a shop of easy-to-understand, useful and/or fun knit designs with book themes. I love the idea of being able to share some of my favorite books with my customers, and let's be honest, a pattern is so much more interesting if there's a story behind it, right?View all patterns by designer (1) »
The Story: Anyone who has ever read the Fault in Our Stars, or even knows the premise, knows that it is also an emotional rollercoaster like no other. So, after I wiped up my tears and calmed down from my hysterical sobbing, I needed a mental break of sorts and my mental breaks almost always involve knitting. I had always wanted to make a pouch like this, and decided it was time to give it a go. I put the vlogbrothers on auto-play on my computer and spent the next two hours doing very little thinking and lots and lots of knitting. When I was finished, I looked at the object I had just finished and looked at the cover of the book I had just read, and the Fault in Our Soap was born.
The Object: This is a quick, fun little knit that's insanely useful and practical. The pouches make great, cheap (only $1!) little gifts for holidays, birthdays, house-warmings... the gift-giving opportunities are endless. The cotton yarn is sturdy and does well in water. I designed these pouches to be used to hold the left-over remnants of bars of soap, but the large size could fit a regular-sized bar of soap. The seed stitch pattern creates a gentle grainy texture that works great as a loofa.
4.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in Seed Stitch/Moss Stitch