#09 Felted Bag by Nicky Epstein
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#09 Felted Bag

November 2006
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch and Fair Isle pattern before felting
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
One Size
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Errata available: vogueknitting.com


  • Before felting: 15”/38cm wide x 7-1/2”/19cm deep by 18-3/4”/47.5cm high
  • After felting: 13-1/2”/34.5cm wide by 6-1/2”/16.5cm deep by 12-1/2”/31.5cm high

Yarn requirements:

  • 2 skeins (400 yds) #49 charcoal (A)
  • 1 skein (200 yds) each #47 suede (B), #24 periwinkle (C), #22 plum (D), #21 violet (E), #27 cornflower (F), #18 aubergine (G)


  • One magnetic snap
  • Two 13-1/2”/34.5cm wood dowels 3/8”/1cm in diameter
  • Three 8mm beads

From pattern description:
“Fair isle felted bag with stockinette stitch handles and knitted flowers attached at center front.”

From Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2006:
“The extra-large satchel, in Harrisville Designs’ ‘New England Highland,’ is also knit in the round. I-cord handles and bead-center blooms are attached, respectively, before and after felting.”