Finished Object: SPAM can cozy


Pattern: Slightly modified from “Knitted SPAM” by Darlene Woodman
Made For: the 6th annual SPAM BBQ
Needle: US 3/3.25mm
Yarn: Rowan Handknit Cotton in blue and yellow, Plymouth Baby Boutique in pink
Completed: July 14, 2014

i updated my facebook status on sunday morning:
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a friend then issued a challenge in the comments:
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so i checked out my stash, found some leftovers, and cast on!


i knit the bottom of the can first, then instead of knitting each side panel individually and later seaming them together, i picked up stitches around the edge of the bottom and knit upwards in the round. or maybe i did something a little wrong, because i actually ended up purling the whole thing. when i got to the top, i knit a couple rows with the yellow, then cast off three sides – finishing off with the ‘lid’.

it was just a silly project in honor of the annual SPAM bbq party my friends, bertine and zach, host. it only took a couple afternoons, though it also had its frustrating moments. i know what i would do differently if i were to knit this again.


it definitely made me appreciate the ease of the second sock i’m trying to finish knitting, though.

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