Hey there! Just a quick note before I go out of town for a couple of days.
This week I got my shipment of Vegas in the mail and have been fooling around with it a bit. Other than being absolutely beautiful, shimmery and soft…it also felts!!! I love, love, love being able to see a bit of glitter strung through the felted fabric. A bag and holiday neck piece are 3rd and 4th on my list of must-dos this month but in the meantime, I couldn’t resist showing you a little sample of what felted Vegas looks like.
For a gauzy look that would allow light to poke through, I went with size US 15 (10mm) needles. To make the votive cozy, CO 30 sts. Work in straight stockinette stitch (knit all right sides, purl all wrong sides) for 6 1/2″ . BO.
Hand felt in the sink with hot water and mild soap or shampoo. Pull up edges with your fingers to create an imperfect, wavy edge along the top. Lay flat on a towel to dry.
Trim if necessary and using yarn and a tapestry needle, seam short edges together to for cylinder. Slide cozie over votive candle holder.
* Note–I recommend using the short, flat votive candles only and watching the flame carefully just to be safe.