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Märta Embroidered Bag

Knitting
April 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 29.5 rows = 4 inches in charted color patterns
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
984 yards (900 m)
14 3/4" wide at base, 12" high

Inspired by the vibrant work of Märta Måås-Fjetterstöm, one of Sweden’s foremost textile artists and pupil of Lilli Zickerman, who founded the Swedish Handicraft Association, the Märta bag is a lovely example of a well-designed, useful everyday object that is not only beautiful to look at but is beautiful to use.

Knitted in the round in Ullcentrum’s fabulous 2-ply pure Swedish wool, the Märta bag is embroidered with simple cross-stitches, French knots, and duplicate-stitch details before being handwashed and slightly felted.