All Felt Up!

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.

Felted Votive Cozie
(Picture doesn’t show shimmer, but it’s there, I promise!)

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.

Cat tested, mother approved.
Our new kitten Guinness, sleeps covered in pre-felted Vegas luxury.

I *think* (Vickie Howell Collection) Vegas is available now in yarn stores all over and online at,

Until next time, happy felting!


10 Responses to “All Felt Up!”

  1. susanc


    Love “Vegas”! I will definately look for it and have to give the felting a try!

    Your new kitten is absolutely precious! What a little sweetie!

    Have a safe trip.

  2. Theresa

    This pattern is really adorable. I love it. The color is very autumn. I searched in vain this weekend at a bunch of yarn shops, but I couldn’t find “Vegas” anywhere. I will try
    Your new kittie is soooo cute – congratulations!

  3. Anonymous

    Ooooo, yeah! You can see it shimmer in the large version of the Guinness picture. Fabulous!

  4. Kristin

    Glad to see you didn’t wait for a new addition to the family. Hope Guinness is settling in well – and not tearing up all your yarn.

  5. Hookaholic

    It looks so soft, I can’t wait to get my hands on some of your new yarn!!
    I love your blog and your show!!

  6. Happy House Quilts

    loving felted projects lately! Just started needle felting a few weeks ago! I had to let go of cable due to budget issues and I’m having big time withdrawls of your show on DIY…boo hoo! But like you have already achieved…i dream of sitting on oprah’s couch and getting cable back! So onward and upward…knit on sista!