Starburst Mat and Coaster set- knitting pattern

This stunning starburst pattern makes great use of variegated yarn. this is an easy to knit but very effective design, created by the simple use of short rows.The thick felt protects your surfaces making these place mats and coasters a decorative and useful addition to your table.

These mats are knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine. Don’t worry! My pattern includes detailed instructions for felting your project.

My clear and detailed 4 page pattern clearly introduces how to knit short rows and contains detailed instructions to guide you step by step through, knitting, and felting your mat.

This design uses two balls of variegated yarn, For best results choose a yarn with a long colour repeat.

Felted Size Large mat 23 cm / 9” Diameter Small mat 15 cm / 6” Diameter

Basic skills needed for this design:- Garter stitch- knit every row Wrap and turn- clearly explained with photos

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginner knitters.


  • 4 page knitting pattern , , *Notes on knitting short rows , , *Felting instructions

Materials you need at home:

  • Needle size- US 11 - 8.0 mm , , *Recommended Yarn- to make one mat in each size. , , *Lana Grossa - Feltro , Spectra 2 x 50g/50m balls , , *or , , *Grundl Filzwolle Spectra , Yardage 1x 100gm/100m Ball , , *Alternative yarns- These yarns will produce different shaded patterns or stripes. , , *Rico Creative Filz Print, Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi, , Lion Brand Cascade220 (Two strands knitted together)
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Claire Fairall

My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.

I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!

I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website

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