How cute is this little bag to keep and tote your small knitting projects in!
3 50 gms balls of Cleckheaton Vintage Hues (the color used is 1270)(you can also use any other yarn which have to be 100% wool for felting)
6mm or 6.5mm circular needles (60 cm length)
Base – 26 cm
Height – 33 cm
Handle – 32cm
Base – 15 cm
Height – 18 cm
Handle – 24 cm
(If you are not familiar with Magic Cast-on or Magic Loop, you can use double pointed needles (dpns) to cast on & then join in the round.)
Using the Magic Cast-on, cast on 8 stitches (4 stitches on each needle).
Now using the Magic Loop method, start knitting.
Round 1 & all odd rounds – knit
Round 2 – kfb into every stitch (16 stitches)
Round 4 – *k1, kfb* all around (24 stitches)
Round 6 – *k2, kfb* all around (32 stitches)
Round 8 – *k3, kfb* all around (40 stitches)
Round 10 – *k4, kfb* all around (48 stitches)
Round 12 – *k5, kfb* all around (56 stitches)
Round 14 – *k6, kfb* all around (64 stitches)
Round 16 – *k7, kfb* all around (72 stitches)
Round 18 – *k8, kfb* all around (80 stitches)
Round 20 – *k9, kfb* all around (88 stitches)
Round 22 – *k10, kfb* all around (96 stitches)
Round 24 – *k11, kfb* all around (104 stitches)
Round 26 – *k12, kfb* all around (112 stitches)
Purl 3 rounds.
Carry on knitting every round until the bag is 33 cm high.
Cast off 19 stitches, knit the next 18 stitches, cast off another 38 stitches, knit
the next 18 stitches & cast off the last 19 stitches.
Rejoin yarn to the 1st set of 18 stitches
Row 1 – knit
Row 2 – purl
Row 3 – k2 tog, knit till the last 2 stitches, k2 tog (16 stitches)
Row 4 – purl
Repeat the above 4 rows for another 3 times until there are 10 stitches left.
Continue knitting these 10 stitches until the handle is 16 cm long.
Do not cast off & leaves stitches on a stitch holder. Cut yarn but leave a 20 cm tail.
Rejoin yarn to the next set of 18 stitches & repeat the decreases & continue knitting until the handle is 16 cm long.
You can now cast off the 10 stitches on each of the handle using the 3-needle bind-off.
Weave in all the ends & you are ready for felting.
Magic Cast-on & Magic Loop
3-needle Bind Off
Felt your bag in a top loading machine on a regular hot/cold cycle. Put your knitted piece in a laundry bag & put the laundry bag in the machine with a towel. Add a little teaspoon of wool wash. Check the machine after 10 mins as you don’t want your bag to be over felted.
Happy felting !