Hobo Grommet Bag by Monica Welle Brown
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Hobo Grommet Bag

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Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette before felting
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
660 yards (604 m)
One Size

This bag was my first felting project where I incorporated hardware into the finished item. I added grommets and D-rings after I felted it. The grommets are fun, but the bag is a canvas for the knitter. Instead of grommets, you could add sequins, snaps or buttons. Once you have felted it, you can decide how you want to paint your canvas with the endless list of possible emblishments.

This bag would be a great first felting project. I designed the bag in a simple shape so that the knitter would not need to felt the bag to an exact size. If your bag felts too much or too little you may just need to use different D-rings to attach the strap.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220, 100 g hanks, each 220 yd/240 m (wool)

3 hanks in color # 8013

Needle: US #10.00 (6 mm) needle or size needed to obtain the gauge

Gauge: 14 sts and 19 rows to 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch BEFORE FELTING

Finished Measurements
After Felting (excluding straps): Length: 28”/70cm round X 15”/37.5cm high