felted purse 8 - violet

Knitting
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in intarsia before felting
US 11 - 8.0 mm
570 - 380 yards (521 - 347 m)
one size
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PATTERN
This is an excellent small project to practice intarsia and felting techniques. Knit on straight needles in five pieces—front, back, 2 gussets, and bottom. There are so many different color combinations to pick from.
The pattern is clearly written and includes:
• Schematic with dimensions
• Diagrams and full explanations for techniques
• A pattern helpline
• A link for substitute yarn

TECHNIQUES CLEARLY EXPLAINED WITH DIAGRAMS
Intarsia
Forming Decorative Piping
Bobbles
Assembling
Felting

MEASUREMENT
Before Felting: approximately 15” (38cm) wide x 20” (51cm) high x 7” (18cm) deep

After Felting: approximately 9.5” (24cm) wide x 11.5” (29cm) high x 4” (10cm) deep

YARN USED FOR SAMPLE
Brown Sheep Company—Lamb’s Pride Worsted
85% wool—15% mohair
4 ounces-113 grams 190 yards -174 m each

3 pull skeins—Color A (darker shade)
2 pull skeins—Color B (lighter shade)

NEEDLES
Size 11-8mm straight needles or size needles to obtain the correct gauge
One thin (size 6-4-mm or smaller straight needle)

NOTIONS
gauge ruler
tapestry needle
2 purse handles—desired length
1 yard-91.5 cm fabric for lining—optional

GAUGE
Before Felting:
approximately 14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches-10 cm
After Felting:
approximately 22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches-10 cm