This roomy bag is knit a single piece, in the round, from the bottom up. The closure is a simple celtic knot which slides up and down the two straps. Instructions are provided for felting the bag in your washing machine, too. Please avoid superwash wool yarns as these yarns will not felt properly.
"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 as well as selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Eco+ by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 250g/478yds): 1 Skein.
ALTERNATE YARN: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 5 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.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Chunky by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 200g/155 yds): 3 Skeins. USA grown, milled & dyed 3-ply yarn. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow at least 7 business days for your order to arrive at your location.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: approximately 10" Diameter x 11" Tall
YARDAGE: 450 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - felting, I-cord
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