This is a felted bowl that I knitted and felted for my cousin Jill, who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. She'd sent me a photo of the fabrics in her room and I chose yarn colors from that.......hopefully, she thinks they match, too :) I used Cascade 220 yarns.
I experimented with her bowl. I had never done the checkerboard effect before, but since one of her fabrics was a checkerboard pattern, I thought I would try it. It did pull in a little more around that area, but with twisting and stretching, I was able to get the shape I wanted. If it hadn't been for her fabric, I probably would never have thought to try it. :)