"Charlotte" Felt Handbag by Claire Fairall Designs

"Charlotte" Felt Handbag

Knitting
February 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
159 - 164 yards (145 - 150 m)
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A super, sweet felt handbag. How can you resist it?

This little bag will hold the bare essentials for a trip out, keys, credit cards, phone, a few other little bits and pieces.
Ideal for a special event or just because it’s so darn cute!!
Kids and teens will adore it too!

I have written this pattern in 2 versions-
Circular ( in the round) or Flat ( 2 needles stocking stitch) so you can choose which method you prefer.

My clear and detailed 11 page pattern contains instructions for-
Knitting the bag in both circular or flat versions.
Making up,
Felting
Finishing your bag,
also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result!

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!!

Felted Size approx
24cm (9 .5”) high
20cm (8”) wide

Recommended yarns- Rico Creative Filz, Lana Grossa Feltro, Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi
Or Lion Brand Cascade220 (Two strands knitted together)
Yardage- Filz/felting yarns - 3x 50g balls of yarn- (150m)
Lion Brand Cascade 220- 150g/3.7oz, 300m/330yds

knitting needles 8mm (UK 0/ US11)

BASIC SKILLS NEEDED FOR THIS PATTERN.

Stocking stitch - knit one row then purl one row.
Inc- increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then into the back of stitch
k2tog -knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED - row marker

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