Alex Felt Bag by Claire Fairall Designs
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Alex Felt Bag

November 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
268 - 279 yards (245 - 255 m)
This pattern is available for £2.10.

This easy to knit, felted bag has a front pocket, crisp shaping with contrast edging and an interesting layered edge seam feature.
The soft but strong felt bag is an ideal size to keep your Kindle / I pad or similar sized device safe and secure.
The flap secures with 2 magnetic closures or a button and the strap will fit neatly over your shoulder and hold this slim line bag close to your body for stylish security.

This bag is knitted first in filz/felting wool and then washed in an ordinary washing machine to create thick soft felt

My clear and detailed 7 page pattern contains detailed instructions and photos to guide you step by step through, knitting, attaching I-cord sewing up and felting your bag.

Felted Size
21cm / 8 ¼ inches high
16cm / 6 ¼ inches wide
Strap length approx 106cm / 41¾ inches (longer options included)

Recommended Yarn
Main Colour 3 x 50g/50m Rico Creative Filz Shade 91 (Grey) (extra needed for longer strap)
Contrast 2 x 50g/50m Rico Creative Filz Print Shade 05 (Lilac Fuchsia)
Alternative Yarns- Lana Grossa Feltro,
Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi,
Lion Brand Cascade220 (Two strands knitted together)

Any felting yarns will work well for this pattern-Look to see if the yarn is called a felting/ filz wool.
Most suppliers will say if it is good for felting but always check for hand-wash only!!

Tension - 11sts x 16 rows = 10cm (4”) square

You will also need
2 x magnetic closures or buttons

Straight Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)
2 x Double pointed needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)