Simple Felt Bag by Kippers Ning

Simple Felt Bag

Knitting
June 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
US 11 - 8.0 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a versatile bag pattern that can be easily adapted to making a felt bag to suit any purpose. You could even add ribbon in as you knit to jazz it up!

I originally had this idea for a basic knit and felt bag a few years ago. Then, after I found my notes last week and had started to type them up, I was actually asked how easy it is to knit and felt a bag! Well it is easy and hopefully with this pattern I’ve included a few useful tips and pointers for anyone just wanting to try.

I’ve not included a gauge as you will felt your knitted bag down to the size you want. If you are unsure about the amount of shrinkage your yarn will give you then knit a swatch first, measure it, wash it then measure it again. Hopefully you’ll end up with around a 25-30% decrease in size. However, if your bag doesn’t shrink down as much as you want, once it’s been in the washer, I’ve included a note on what to try next.