Another take on the Japanese knot bag, this purse features a rounded body with a bold tapered strap. It is knit in the round in a single piece, with kitchener stitch at the straps. Complete instructions are provided for kitchener, as well as for felting the bag in a washing machine.
"I have found that many of my customers are accomplished knitters but are unsure of their felting skills. There are many little tips that can help with felting that are too varied or random to include in every pattern. [The monthly] newsletter will answer direct questions and offer some tips that will help you achieve the outcome you want. Thanks!" --Cindy
Kit includes printed & pdf pattern & selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Ecological Wool by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 250g/478yds): 1 Skein.
ALTERNATE YARN: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 4 Skeins. Beautiful variegated colors on super soft merino wool.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/125 yds: 4 Skeins. USA grown, milled & dyed. Mohair adds a shimmer and heathered effect to the yarn, plus a little fuzziness to the finished product.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: approximately 9 in. wide x 9 in. tall x 9 in. deep
YARDAGE: 425 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - felting
NEEDLES: Size US 10 / 6mm 24" circular needle & set of Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop