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#22 Felted Bag

Knitting
January 2009
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in St st using larger needles (before felting)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
872 yards (797 m)
One Size
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2008/09: “Strong geometrics and a southwestern palette of Dale of Norway’s ‘Heilo’ render Michele rose Orne’s felted bag a must-carry. Once it’s knit, felted and assembled, it’s embellished with buttons and embroidered. Twisted cords thread through the top and act as the strap.”

“Felted color-work bag.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Width approx 13.5”/34.5cm (at widest point)
  • Length approx 10.5”/26.6cm

Materials:

  • 1 1.75ox/50g skein each (each approx 109yd/100m) of dale of Norway Heilo (wool) in #9115 olive (A), #9335 light olive (B), #2434 tan (C), #3081 chocolate (D), #4137 maroon (E), #4018 red (F), #8972 dark olive (G) and #3418 orange (H)
  • One pair each sizes 4 and 6 (3.5 and 4mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Ten 0.5”/13mm pewter buttons
  • 0.5yd/0.5m denim or other lining material
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cotton or other non-felting, color-fast scrap yarn (to hold eyelets open while felting)
  • Sewing machine (optional), needle and thread to match color E

Additional Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm over St st using larger needles (after felting)

Note: Piece is worked using intarsia method for larger areas at bottom of chart and fairisle technique for ares of chart at middle and top.

Pages: 75 & 104-105, 108-109.