A Tinder Pouch to Knit

Knit Nancy Bush's Tinder Pouch inspired by traditional Swedish pouches used to carry items for building fires while traveling.

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Called eldpung in Swedish, fire or tinder pouches were used to carry a steel or striker, a bit of flint, and some material such as wood shavings or dried moss with which to start a fire. Fires were built at noon during the summer pasture season and having the means to start a fire was necessary. A tinder pouch was used while traveling or working away from home and would have been carried in a pocket, to be handy when needed. The pouches were usually made of leather, so these knitted pouches were special.

Finished Size: About 5 inches (13 cm) wide and 3 inches (8 cm) tall
Required Materials:

  • Mora Yarn, 100% Swedish wool yarn, fingering weight, 328 yards (300.0 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein of Light Sheep's Gray; www.woolywest.com
  • Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering, 100% Shetland wool yarn, fingering weight, 20 yards (18.3 m)/mini skein, small amounts of #002 Forest Moss, #025 Old Gold, and #040 Watermelon for embroidery; www.woolywest.com
  • Needles, 10 inches (25.4 cm), size 2 (2.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Originally Published: PieceWork Sept/Oct 2013

SKU: EP8833

Author/Speaker/Editor: Nancy Bush

File Type: PDF

Format: Pattern