The Twist Bag is a soft, casual bag with a single shoulder strap and an asymmetrical opening. The bag is created in the round in one piece, with the shoulder strap grafted in the middle (complete instructions are provided if you haven’t grafted before). A short strap pulls across the opening and buttons for closure. Comprehensive instructions are provided for felting the piece 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, 2" horn button & selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. Please add Dark or Light Horn button at checkout in the "Notes" section, or we can select one for you, too.
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. Use Color Brite Blue to closely match the sample shown.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 200g/
155 yds): 3 Skeins. USA grown, milled & dyed 3-ply yarn. Use color Boy Blue to closely match the sample shown. 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 8 in. wide x 11 in. tall x 8 in. deep
YARDAGE: 430 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - felting
NEEDLES: Size US 10 / 6mm 16-24" 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