Billington Bag
April 1, 2013
April 4, 2017

Billington Bag

Project info
Billington Bag by Snowden Becker
BagPurse / Handbag
Needles & yarn
Ella Rae Classic Wool Solids, Heathers & Marls
2 skeins = 438.0 yards (400.5 meters), 200 grams
The Tangled Web in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Decided to do a long-tail cast on with waste yarn as I had a hard time keeping the provisional cast-on straight when joining in the round.

Finished the knitting on 4/13! The bag is really big, I hope it felts down quite a bit. I used up almost exactly two skeins of the Ella Rae, had a few yards leftover when I was done.

Felted using my dryer by soaking the bag for about an hour, then throwing it in the dryer (in a pillow case) with some wet towels. After about 15 minutes not much was happening so I re-soaked it and put it in for another 35 minutes. At that point it was nicely felted but still a little big… so I put it in for another 10 minutes. Probably should have only done 5, it came out the teensyiest bit over-felted. The pattern is still plenty visible though.

8/4 The lining is sewn and patiently waiting for me to decide on handles so I can finally finish the bag.

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by Ella Rae
100% Wool
219 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: March 19, 2013
  • Project created: March 29, 2013
  • Updated: April 4, 2017
  • Progress updates: 4 updates