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'Bridget' Felt Shoulder Bag

from Claire Fairall Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : 'Bridget' Felt Shoulder Bag
'Bridget' Felt Shoulder Bag
'Bridget' Felt Shoulder Bag
'Bridget' Felt Shoulder Bag
'Bridget' Felt Shoulder Bag
'Bridget' Felt Shoulder Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k = knit p = purl inc = make a stitch by knitting into the front and then into the back of the same stitch. k2tog = knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch. stst= stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row= 2 rows) PM = place stitch marker

Pattern Description:

This is a beautiful, stylish felt shoulder bag.
This curvy shoulder bag is deceptively large, and will easily carry all your essentials in an elegant way.

2 pattern versions are supplied for you to choose either circular or flat knitting, both with 2 strap length options.

This bag is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine.

My clear and detailed 5 page pattern contains instructions for-
Knitting the bag in both circular or flat ( stocking stitch) versions.
Making up,
Finishing your bag,
also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result!


tension - 11sts x 16 rows = 10cm (4") square

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bag Felted Size (approx)28cm (11") High 38m (15") Wide
  • approximate final strap length Short version 86cm /34" Longer version 97cm /38"


  • Circular knitting version 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Double ended needles x4 and 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Circular needle x 60cm /24" Stitch markers x8 round/row marker
  • Flat knitting version 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) standard knitting needles x 1 pair plus 1 spare 8mm needle. Stitch markers x8

Suggested yarn:

350 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Grundl Filtzwolle
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I share my passion for knitting & felting through my original patterns. My designs include ideas for bags, brooches & lots more.

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