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Draft Stopper
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60492A
Function and form combine in this useful home accent. Put this stylish draft-excluder /draft-blocker in front of a draft window or door to keep your room warm in style!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
About 4 in. diameter x 36 in. long [10 x 91.5 cm] after felting

PUBLISHED IN: Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W



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Additional Materials
Cat litter
13 stitches + 20 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


With A, cast on 42 stitches.

Work in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) in the following stripe pattern:
12 rows A
4 rows B
4 rows C
36 rows B
10 rows A
8 rows C
4 rows A
4 rows B
12 rows C
4 rows B
24 rows A
28 rows C
5 rows A
10 rows B
12 rows A
6 rows C
4 rows B
6 rows C
4 rows B
4 rows C
4 rows A
6 rows B
12 rows A.

Bind off.

Wash Draft Blocker by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull into shape.

Fold piece in half lengthwise and seam ends.

From right side, sew side seam leaving a 3 in.

[7.5 cm] opening.

Using a funnel or piece of stiff paper rolled into a cone shape, fill Draft Blocker with litter, then sew opening closed.

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