Thursday, March 29, 2012

Makeup Brush Holder

I love playing around with my makeup, and as such I've started collecting a few makeup brushes. I had just been letting them lay there on the sink, but then my cat, Atari, found that they were a great play toy. I realized that I needed somewhere else to put them, and decided that I might as well find a cute way while I was at it. So, I decided to use a jar I had lying around and knit a cover for it. I really liked the way it turned out, and thought I'd share the pattern with you! I hope you enjoy it!

  • 1 skein Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red
  • 2 Size 8 Circular Needles
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Medium Canning Jar
  • White Rice, Sand, etc. to hold brushes in place
    Cast on 60 sts, and divide evenly between two circular needles.
    Row 1-5: Work k1, p1 ribbing around.
    Row 6: {k8, (p1,k1) twice, p1, k12, (p1,k1) twice, p1} twice
    Row 7 (and all odd numbered rows unless otherwise specified): Repeat row 6.
    Row 8: CB4, CF4, (p1, k1) twice, p1, CB6, CF6, (p1, k1) twice, p1} twice.
    Row 10: Repeat Row 6.
    Repeat rows 8-11 three more times.
    Next 4 rows: Work k1, p1 ribbing around.
    Cast off ribwise.
    Take a 12" piece of yarn in the same color, and using a tapestry needle, weave in and out of the top ribbed edge, just where the ribbing and cabling meet. Go around the entire knit piece, but do not pull tight. Leave tails loose, and keep them fairly even. Slip the knit piece onto the mason jar, keeping the woven end toward the top. Pull the loose tails tight, and tie in a knot, trimming the ends. Finally, fill with rice or sand to keep the brushes in place. You're finished! Now you have a lovely makeup brush holder for your vanity or sink!

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