A softly structured bag, Hobo Tote is both stylish and practical. It is knit from the base up in the round, with the straps a continuation of the bag. It features deep side pockets for a phone, knitting needles, crochet hooks or eyeglasses. Complete instructions are provided for knitting, felting and shaping the bag.
"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 & toggle for tote. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Eco + by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 250g/478yds): 2 Skeins. Shown in Charcoal Gray.
ALTERNATE YARN: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 6 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: 5 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: Lanaloft Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 200g/
160 yds): 4 Skeins. USA grown, milled & dyed single 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 11 in. wide x 11 in. tall x 5 in. deep
YARDAGE: 600 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: Scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers, large toggle (sample is 2.5” long), fiberfill for shaping
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop