Friday, 3 February 2012

Festive Friday - Kung Hei Fat Choi

A week late, but as the celebrations can last for up to fifteen days I feel I am allowed a little lee way.
A make for this then ...

Knitted fortune cookie
a knitted fortune cookie!
I made these to put in my role play Chinese Restaurant at school, to encourage small people to write messages or 'fortunes' on. You could send a message to a loved one for Valentine's Day, Mothering Sunday or just pop it in a lunch box!

To make -
Using double knit wool and 4mm needles cast on 12 stitches.
Knit (garter stitch) 1 row.
All rows are garter stitch.
Increase 1 stitch at each end of alternate rows until 20 stitches. I like to pick up the loop after the first stitch and before the last stitch as it gives a neater finish.
Knit 10 rows.
Knit 2 together at beginning and end of alternate rows until 12 stitches.
Knit 1 row.
Cast off.
It will look like this
Now sew the cast on and cast off edge together.
The join the two side pieces together on the straight row edges, like this
Leaving a channel to put your message in.
Very simple, designed for my daughter Pickle-Lily to knit but fun.
Jo x


Twinkle Star said...

Really a fab, fun idea! I bet children would love to discover the little message inside! x

Jam Dalory said...

What a great idea, they're very sweet. x

GirlAnachronismE said...

That's really clever idea, and very sweet

fatmonica said...

Brilliant idea!

Second Hand Rose said...

This is so sweet and such a lovely idea! XxxX