Lately I have been busy getting ready to teach the Needle Arts badge to a group of PiPas. I’m excited to share my love of knitting with them.
I am designing a set of simple projects for them to complete. Keep in mind that most of them do know know the difference between knitting and crochet (Did I just hear you scream through my computer?)
For “newbies” I have created a basic eyeglass case pattern. It only requires three skills – cast on, knit and cast off.
#6 knitting needles
approximately 25 yarns of worsted weight yarn
Using the long tail cast on method, cast on 16 stitches. Knit all stitches in each row until the rectangle measures 13 inches in length. Bind off, leaving a long tail.
Fold the rectangle in half and using the tail of your bind off and cast on, sew the side together and weave in all of the ends.
Sew a small button on the back of the eye case. Using a new piece of yarn, create a loop at the front mid-point long enough to catch on the button.
New knitters can use this project to complete Needle Arts Merit Badge requirement #3, #9, or #17.
NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.