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chan58
08-23-2006, 08:09 PM
Hi all, I know this might sound odd but I am looking for a pattern for your basic two slice toaster. I thought about using cotton but I am not sure about the number of stiches; the toaster is about 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches across the top where you put the toast in. Any ideas on how many stitches I would need? I also thought about trying to convert a large tea cosy into a rectangle, what do you think?? If so any patterns for this that are easy??
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gardenmommy
08-23-2006, 09:05 PM
I'm think you have two options here..

You could knit two identical rectangles based on the dimensions of your toaster, and then one long rectangular strip that would go up the front, across the top, and down the back, seaming it on each side (up, across, down). You could do something based on a dishcloth pattern or other stitch pattern that you like.

OR

Knit a rectangle based on the size of the top of your toaster, then pick up stitches around the other three sides when you have that rectangle to the size you need, and knit the sides in the round (from the top down), sort of like an upside-down Booga bag.

As for the amount of stitches to cast on, I think most "kitchen cottons" like Sugar N Cream are about 5 stitches to the inch on size 7 needles, so if your toaster is 9 1/2 inches long, you'd cast on about 48 stitches, probably a few more than that to take in to account seaming (if you choose the two panel method), and also to have enough roominess to go over the lever. Of course your amount of stitches will all depend on your individual gauge as well.

chan58
08-23-2006, 10:02 PM
Thanks Kristen: I didn't even think of a two panel type like you suggested, I think that might be the way. :muah:

NakedPancakes
08-27-2006, 10:30 PM
Wouldn't that be a bit dangerous...? o.O

chan58
08-28-2006, 10:16 PM
Nope not really cause I want it just for show. I always leave my toaster unplugged until I am going to use it too. I would also make sure that it has cooled down before I put the over back on. :hug: