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Lancaster, UK

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; she’ll ...

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Ferla Box Bag

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ferla Box Bag
Ferla Box Bag
Ferla Box Bag
Ferla Box Bag
Ferla Box Bag
Ferla Box Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • picking up stitches,
  • fulling/felting (full instructions are given)

Pattern Description:

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


  • Needles - US8/5mm
  • Yarns of at least 12-16 ply, although you can multi-strand finer yarns
  • main colour - 131 yds/120m
  • contrast yarn - 110yds/100m

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapesty needle for sewing in ends and attaching handles
  • 4 buttons (optional)

Suggested yarn:

240 yards of Chunky weight

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