Charlie Felt Satchel by Claire Fairall Designs

Charlie Felt Satchel

Knitting
November 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
492 - 547 yards (450 - 500 m)
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This pattern is available for £2.85.

This useful felted bag has crisp shaping with contrast I- Cord edging and an interesting layered edge seam feature.
The internal pocket is an ideal size to keep your kindle or I pad mini or similar sized device safe and secure. With 2 main compartments and a double front pocket this felt bag will hold all your other essential items.

The flap secures with 2 magnetic closures or buttons and the strap will fit neatly over your shoulder.

This bag is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine.
My clear and detailed 8 page pattern contains detailed instructions and photos to guide you step by step through, knitting, sewing up and felting your bag.

Felted Size
20cm / 8 inches high
22cm / 8.5 inches wide
10cm/4 inches deep
Strap length approx 104cm /41inches (longer options included)

Recommended Yarn
Rico Creative Filz
Main Colour 5 x 50g/50m Shade 91 (Grey) (extra needed for longer strap))
Contrast 4 x 50g/50m Shade 11 (Aqua Grey)
Tension - 11sts x 16 rows = 10cm (4”) st.st. Square

Alternative Yarns- Lana Grossa Feltro,
Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi,
Lion Brand Cascade220 (Two strands knitted together)

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

Basic skills needed for this design
No shaping needed just simple socking stitch (knit row purl, one row)
I include a full photo tutorial to explain attached I-cord edges and picking up stitches

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginner knitters.
If you can do stocking stitch and follow a pattern I explain the rest as you go along.