Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; shell ...
Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; shell leave you to decide which brings which. For their part they often see Tess disappearing into her stash of yarn, vintage patterns, textiles and haberdashery, often to the sound of ah ooh and argh as pretty and precious items are either rediscovered or declared lost.
Tess designs are influenced by the south coast she grew up on and the north west coast on which she now lives. Her shared love of mountains leads to summer road trips and much hiking in Europe. These landscapes influence how she thinks about colour, form and structure, and function and wearability. However, Tess also loves the built environment and how we can build striking design into our everyday lives through mindful consideration of the spaces we inhabit. This too, she aims to capture in her designs, inspired by often fleeting experiences and lasting memories.
The pattern is written for 120m/131yds of main yarn and 100m/110yds of contrast to produce the noted size - 7.5 x 3.5 x 9 inches/19 x 9 x 23 cm.
Information is provided to help with resizing.
You will need yarns of at least 12-16 ply (50m per 50g ball yarns), but can also knit this bag with multiple strands of finer yarn as shown by the samples. Yarn should be feltable wool as the bag is lightly fulled/felted after knitting. Superwash wools are not suitable for this project.
Ferla is knitted in one piece from the base up using a slip stitch pattern in two colours to produce a tweedy effect.
17 stitches x 31 rows in stitch pattern
240 yards of Chunky weight