Can I Knit a Coaster? You Sure Can!
So many knitted coasters are square, but I thought it would be fun to make a circle one, and to make it even more fun, the i-cord adds a great texture to it. To finish it off and really give it that boho feel, let’s add some fringe. I mean… why not? This has the look of macrame and uses knitting techniques for an all-around fun fiber project, perfect for summer.
Designed by: Jenn Smith
- Yarn: Darn Good Yarn Silk Roving Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Dandelion Poof).
- 5mm (Size US 8) double-pointed knitting needles,
- Craft Scissors
- Finishing needle
Before we get started, you'll need to know how to make an i-cord. If you need more detail on this you can see this video tutorial.
Finished length: Up to your needs or per the pattern you’re following.
Let's Get Started
Step 1: Let's Make the i-cord
Make your i-cord, by doing the following:
- cast on 3 stitches to one of your double-pointed needles
- Knit all stitches normally, from the left needle to the right. DO NOT TURN WORK.
- Slide all three stitches from one end of the needle to the other side.
- *Without turning the needle, place the needle in your left hand.
- The yarn is coming from the far left stitch. Pulling the yarn so that it is snug, knit the 3 stitches from the left to the right needle.
- When you have knit all 3 stitches onto the right needle, slide the stitches from one end of the double-pointed needle to the other. Pulling the yarn snug at the beginning of each row to ensure even stitches*
- Repeat from * to *, until you have reached 40” in length.
- Cast off normally. Leave a Long tail, about 120” for sewing together (You will want to weave in the yarn from the other side of the i-cord where you began.
Make Your i-cord
Step 2: Start Taking Shape
- Roll the yarn (starting from the long tail side) in a flat spiral. This gives you a good idea of where you will sew).
Step 3: Sew it Together!
- At the bottom of the coaster, you will take a sewing needle and sew together the i-cord coil. See the images below for details on how to do this. Weave in and cut any excess yarn.
Step 4: Sew in & Enjoy!
- Once you have the coaster sewn together, you will cut approximately 60 strands of yarn in 7” lengths. Depending on how tightly or loosely you coiled, you may find you need more or less. Simply take a strand, pull it halfway through the outer side of the coaster, and knot it tightly to the coaster (see images for details)
Once you have all the strands sewn in, enjoy your coaster!