felted knot bag by k | knits

felted knot bag

January 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 17 rows
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
344 - 1028 yards (315 - 940 m)
one size
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A simple and stylish felted bag, that’s quick and easy to make, and even easier to use, with subtle shaping, and two ingenious handle design options, derived from traditional Japanese knot bags.

Knitted in 100% alpaca or wool, this is the perfect felting project for beginners. The finished bag makes a great tote, or a knitting bag, or even a gift bag with a bottle popped inside.

Australian Alpaca Centre 100% Baby Alpaca color: 6358 Whisper - 9 skeins (knit with 3 strands held together)

Alternative yarns:

Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight - 10 skeins (knit with 3 strands held together)

Misti Alpaca Chunky - 4 skeins (knit with one strand)

Cascade Yarns 220 Sport - 7 skeins (knit with 3 strands held together)

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky - 3 skeins (knit with one strand)

Approximate measurements after felting with the bag laid flat.

Option A (shown in green):

  • Width (base): 30cm (11.8”); (top): 22cm (8.7”)
  • Height (flat): 38cm (15”); (standing): 32.5cm (12.8”)
  • Handle length (short): 14cm (5.5”); (long): 23cm (9”)
  • Handle width (both): 5cm (2”)

Option B (shown in stripes):

  • Handle length (short): 9.7cm (3.8”); (long): 23cm (9”)
  • Handle width (both): 5.5cm (2.2”)

The pattern includes felting directions and a one-page pattern summary.