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Sun Satchel

Westknits Book Three
Knitting
October 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
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This circular bag is a fun adventure in felting and simple colorwork. Two circles are worked outward from the center to create a graphic sun motif. Then, the sides of the bag and strap are knit in one continuous piece and seamed to the two sun circles before felting. Optional afterthought pockets store belongings inside the bag while a button and loop secure the top flap for a semi-circular look.

Finished Measurements: 22″ / 56cm diameter before blocking. 16″ / 41cm diameter after blocking. The size of the finished bag can vary depending on how severely it is blocked.

Yardage: Color A – 375yds / 343m (includes optional pockets)
Color B – 620yds / 567m

Notions: tapestry needle, 1.5” / 4cm button