This past weekend was Derby Feste and Anne organised to once again Yarn Bomb Derby’s Silk Mill. Many enthusiastic individual knitters and knitting groups got involved and between Anne’s wonderful patterns and everyones hard work (many a knitting needle was worn out) they managed to produce this wonderful tribute to everything game related!
Unfortunately the display was somewhat obscured for part of the day by a giant blow up snake (interesting planning on the part of the event organisers there) but when it was visible the yarn bombing was hugely popular with adults and children alike. All the contributers came along to visit and there was a general feeling of pride that their combined efforts had managed to produce such a wonderful display. Unfortunately it had to be removed at the end of the day but it is due to decorate the local hospital over the next few days.
The dice were particularly popular with the Feste visitors so I am very pleased to be able to share Anne’s knitting pattern with you all here today.
Using double knitting yarn and size 8(4mm) needles.
Cast on 20 stitches and knit every row.
Knit until it makes a square, I had to knit 34 rows (this may very on how tightly you personally knit).
Knit 5 more squares in the same way for the other sides of the dice.
To Make Up:
Firstly sew 4 sides together.
I found it best to sew the cast on edge of the first square to the side edge of the second. The side edge of the second was sewn to the cast on edge of the third and then the cast off edge of the third was sewn to the side edge of the fourth.
Sew the first and fourth pieces together so that all four pieces are joined.
Now attach the fifth square to start making it into a cube. Again stitch a cast on edge to a side edge and sew around all four sides.
When stuffing the dice I wanted it to look as square as possible so I used foam cut to size, each side measured approximately 8.5 cms. I had to use several pieces of foam to form this particular cube.
Once it has been stuffed with the foam attach the last side.
I cut circles of black felt to make the spots. They were roughly the size of a 20 pence coin.
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