Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Seattle Bag

This cute little felted bag will carry your wallet, phone and keys for a quick trip to the store.

SIZE: One Size
About 8 x 7 1/2 x 2 in. (20.5 x 19 x 5 cm) after felting

MATERIALS
• 150-123 Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal 1 Ball (A)
• 150-126 Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown 1 Ball (B)
• Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
• Stitch Markers
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles

GAUGE:
12 stitches + 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) before felting in single crochet or in Stockinette stitch in the round (knit every round). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

KNIT BAG
Base
With A, cast on 30 stitches. Working back and forth on circular needle (just as when working on straight needles), knit 6 rows. Pick up and knit 8 stitches along short side of piece, 30 stitches along cast on edge and 8 stitches along remaining short side - 76 stitches around base.

Sides
Place marker for beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist stitches. Working in the round, knit every round until Bag measures 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) from base. Change to B. With B, knit every round until Bag measures 10 in. (25.5 cm) from base. Bind off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

FELTING
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and pull into shape.

Handle
After felting, cut a 3 1/2 in. (8.75 cm) slit centered on back of Bag, about 1 1/2 in. (3.75 cm) down from top edge. Repeat on front.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What length circular needle did you use? I tried using a 29" one and it was too long.

marlat1112 said...

If I remember...I used 16 inch ciculats...sorry I didn't specify....

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