at the beginning of grade 2 at our waldorf school (and in many other waldorf schools, i understand), each child's first handwork project of the year is their flute case...as they begin learning their pentatonic flutes in earnest during this 2nd year. each student gets to choose two colors of yarn, from the same color family, and they knit the case in a gradient fashion from the darker color to the lighter other. traditionally in our school, the case is knit with lamb's pride bulky in a long rectangle and then sewn together on one side, with eyelets made at the top for a handknitted cord used to close the case (and also hang around their neck during performances). i've spent many a year admiring all of the beautiful knitted flute cases that i've seen in our waldorf community...and now my girl is quite proud to have completed her own!
i couldn't be prouder of my knitting girl!
ravelry notes here.