pattern



mail finished cervix with your name to
Sonya Philip, 1890 Bryant Street, Studio 211, San Francisco, CA 94110
more information can be found at www.feltcervix.blogspot.com


materials
25 yds (22 m) pink sport weight yarn that felts [see yarn suggestions]
US 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles or circular needles
tapestry needle
wool roving or polyfill 


yarn suggestions
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight and Melange (alpaca)
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (wool)
Cascade 220 sport (wool)
Frog Tree Alpaca Sport Weight (alpaca)
JaggerSpun Heather 3/8 Sport and The Main Line 3/8 Sport
KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Sport (wool); Telemark (wool)
Quince & Co Chickadee (wool)
DO NOT USE superwash, acrylic blend or sock yarn

gauge
5 sts/in - while gauge isn't critical, knitting too tightly will hamper felting 

four double pointed needles
Using US size 8 (5mm) double pointed needles, firmly cast on 18 stitches. Arrange 6 stitches over three of the needles. Join round, being careful not to twist.
1: k into the back leg of each stitch (first round ONLY)
2: *[k2 m1] twice, k2 rep from * across all 3 needles (24 sts)
3: *k3 m1, k2 m1, k3 rep from * across all 3 needles (30 sts)
4: *k3 m1, k4 m1, k3 rep from * across all 3 needles (36 sts)
5-6: k
7: *[k4 m1] twice, k4 rep from * across all 3 needles (42 sts)
8-9: k
10: *k5 m1, k4 m1, k5 rep from * across all 3 needles (48 sts)
11-14: k
15: *[k4 k2tog] twice, k4 rep from * across all 3 needles (42 sts)
16-17: k
18: *k3 k2tog, k4 k2tog, k3 rep from * across all 3 needles (36 sts)
19-20: k
21: *[k3 k2tog] twice, k3 rep from * across all 3 needles (30 sts)
22: *[k2 k2tog] twice, k2 rep from * across all 3 needles (24 sts)
23: *k2 k2tog rep from * across all 3 needles (18 sts)
24: k
Bind off, leaving a 8-10 inch tail.

 

two circular needles
Using US size 8 (5mm) circular needle, cast on 18 stitches. Transfer 9 stitches to second circular needle. Join round, being careful not to twist.
1: k into the back leg of each stitch (first round ONLY)
2: *[k2 m1] 3 times, k3 rep from * across second needle (24 sts)
3: *[k3 m1] 3 times, k3 rep from * across second needle (30 sts)
4: *[k4 m1] 3 times, k3 rep from * across second needle (36 sts)
5-6: k
7: *k5 m1, k4 m1, k5 m1, k4 rep from * across second needle (42 sts)
8-9: k
10: *[k5 m1] 3 times, k6 rep from * across second needle (48 sts)
11-14: k
15: *k5 k2tog, k4 k2tog, k5 k2tog, k4 rep from * across second needle (42 sts)
16-17: k
18: *[k4 k2tog] 3 times, k3 rep from * across second needle (36 sts)
19-20: k
21: *[k3 k2tog] 3 times, k3 rep from * across second needle (30 sts)
22: *
k2 k2tog, k3 k2tog, k2 k2tog, k2 rep from * across second needle (24 sts)
23: *k2 k2tog rep from * across second needle (18 sts)
24: k
Bind off, leaving a 8-10 inch tail. 


felting instructions
Run the knitted piece under hot water. Use a mild soap, such as castile or olive oil. Rub and agitate like you're trying to get a stain out. You can also use a washboard for this stage. After a while, alternate between hot and cold water to "shock" wool. Repeat. You will start to feel the piece firm up and the stitches will become less distinct. Allow to dry, turning inside out to make sure both sides dries thoroughly.


finishing instructions
Fold bound off edge in half, thread tapestry needle with tail and sew facing edges together. Stuff with roving or polyfill and sew cast on edge - make sure the seams are aligned. Do not cut yarn. Sew through the center of cervix from cast on seam to bound off seam, sew across, pulling tight to create an indented line. Bury tail in center. If you want, you can embroider along the seam with darker pink yarn.


abbreviations

k – knit
m1 – make one increase
rep – repeat
rem – remaining
sts – stitches
k2tog – knit two together decrease


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