"Bridget" Felt Shoulder Bag by Claire Fairall Designs
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"Bridget" Felt Shoulder Bag

Knitting
April 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
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A beautiful, stylish shoulder bag. This curvy shoulder bag is deceptively large, and will easily carry all your essentials in an elegant way.

2 pattern versions are supplied for you to choose either circular or flat knitting, both with 2 strap length options.

This bag is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine.

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!!
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My clear and detailed 8 page pattern contains clear instructions for-
Knitting the bag in both circular or flat ( stocking stitch) versions.
Making up,
Felting
Finishing your bag,
also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result!

Felted Size
21cm (8.5) High
31cm (12”) Wide

2 Options for approx strap length
Short version 86cm /34”
Longer version 97cm /38”

BASIC SKILLS NEEDED FOR THIS PATTERN.
k - knit
p - purl
inc - make a stitch by knitting into the front and then into the back of the same stitch.
k2tog - knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch.
stst- stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row- 2 rows)
r

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginners or Intermediate knitters.