A modern shoulder bag that combines the durability of felt with rich textured knitting. The body of the bag is knit, then felted in a washing machine. Stitches are picked up from the top edge of the bag to knit the flap post-felting. Side pockets, which can hold an I-phone or glasses case are knit separately and sewn in place (this is the only sewing in the project - there is no seaming!).
"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, button or toggle of your choice & selected yarn. Please add your button/toggle selection to "Notes" at checkout, or we can select it for you, too. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Eco+ by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 250g/478yds): 2 Skeins. Shown in Straw.
ALTERNATE YARN: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 6 Skeins. Closest color match: Frank Ochre. Beautiful variegated colors on super soft merino wool from South America.
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: NatureSpun Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 200g/
155 yds): 4 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: 10" long x 9" tall x 5" wide
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: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, Tape measure, Scissors, Fiberfill (for wet blocking the bag), 1 button or toggle measuring 2-2.5"
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop