For this felted bag, I wanted to create a structured base for highlighting a two-coloured houndstooth fair isle pattern.
The strap features a wide shoulder band and two icord straps for durability, and is worked with short rows for a tailored shape.
If you haven’t yet worked fair isle, this is a great first project. The chart is small and easy to follow. If you have any issues with tension, the felting process will make everything look perfectly aligned.
Approximately 250 yards each of two colours.
Shown in Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky
(85% wool, 15% mohair, 125 yards per 100g skein)
A: M110 Orange You Glad: 2 skeins
B: M38 Lotus Pink: 2 skeins
US 13/9mm 24” circular needle
US 13/9mm double pointed needles