Crystal Palace Yarns
Door Draft Stopper to Knit & Felt
Below is Sasha with eyes.
Below is a Tail that can be added.
Sasha the Splashy
knit & felted
with Splash + Iceland
Knitting Patterns and Joanne Cole, designer.
Sasha will guard your door & keep those wintry drafts
outside. Sasha fits a 36” wide entry door, but can easily be modified for other
Fast and Easy on size 19s!
Crystal Palace Iceland:
1 - 100 gr ball - #3433 “tree bark”
Crystal Palace Splash 1: - 100
gr ball -- #7190 “canyon”
[There are many other colors to choose, click the yarn
name to see the sample cards.]
Crystal Palace Bamboo or
size 19- 29” or 40" circular
- Yarn needle and Iceland, or a sewing needle and thread, to sew a seam
- Few ounces of poly fiberfill or a small piece of poly quilt batting (optional)
- buttons for eyes - we'll be showing some embellishments to Sasha, maybe a
felted tail, too?
- button eyes, either sew-on or glue-on variety
Iceland and Splash yarns are held together throughout all knitting. Knitting is
worked in garter st (all knit).
For a 36” entry door:
Cast on 60 sts. Knit 12 rows.
Piece should measure approximately 44” wide x 4-1/2” long.
Using a length of Iceland and the yarn needle, whipstitch the cast on edge to
the bound off edge. Do not pull the yarn too tight. You can use a doubled cotton
thread (like cotton quilting thread) and a sewing needle if you wish. The knit
rectangle has changed into a tube. Tack all yarn ends into the wrong side of
When you are ready to do some laundry - just toss your knit tube into the
washing machine with your laundry and take Sasha out at the end of the cycle. If
Sasha is too wide after the wash cycle, put him/her through another wash cycle.
Stuff the tube with poly batting if desired. Sew ends of tube closed so stuffing
stays inside the tube.
Modifying Sasha to fit other door widths according to table below.
Make a 4 stitch I-cord tube, approximately 6” long using a single strand of
Iceland. Pull yarn end through 4 sts, fasten off. Felt this tube.
Make a pompon from Splash – the fluffier the better! Tie pompon to felted I-cord
tube end strand & pull all 3 strands to inside of I-cord tube.
Sew felted I-cord tube+pompom to one end of felted Sasha, using the tube’s
cast-on tail. Hide the remaining cast on tail inside the tail.
Attach button eyes to the “head end” of Sasha. Either sew-on or glue-on eyes can
perfect for this project because of its LONG eyelashes. [Other similar looking
eyelash yarns have shorter lashes.] Splash’s long eyelashes are the key to
Sasha’s efficiency in blocking wintry drafts.
| Sasha's Length
| Knitted Rectangle
| Cast On
(# of sts)
Thanks so much, Joanne, for this great idea and fun way to save on winter
Crystal Palace Yarns 160 23rd St, Richmond, CA
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809
email: cpyinfo at straw.com
copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. -
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Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Splash & Iceland are welcome to print and share this pattern
with customers of our yarns.