Crammed with 10 pages' worth of colour photographs and diagrams, and lots of tips and hints and suggestions and explanations, this is a great pattern for the new felter. Pace is intensely knowledgeable about her subject and seems to teach as naturally as she breathes. She notes: "Most felted bag patterns use size 13 (9mm) or larger needles, leaving visible stitching. They also have you use two strands of yarn, which really prices up your costs. I use only 1 strand with my patterns. They are just as strong and have a very nice 'hand'. VERY detailed step by step instructions for this pattern including a stitch guide, multiple photos and simple seaming instructions, plus instructions for adding the optional swirl detailing."
12-14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
|Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS ...
It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS UNBEARABLE!!! At the same time, I noticed a woman with a cute over sized bag and asked about it. When I found out how it was made, I thought, I can do that. And I did! Then all of my neighbors wanted one.
I am completely a self taught knitter. When I was an EXTREMELY BORED kid, I fashioned some needles from the dowels I pulled off of a couple of wooden coat hangers. I used an encyclopedia to learn the knit and purl stitches .
I did not touch another pair of needles again until I was 34 and needed that diaper bag. Since then, I have sold hundreds of bags, over 2,000 patterns. Although I mostly self publish, my designs have been included in bestselling books, magazines and knitting calendars.