I like the look of two colors in cables. Felted cables show up much better with two colors. This bag looks more complicated than it really is. It is a generous size - big enough for a purse, or to carry a knitting project. You could even use it for both at the same time. The twisted straps emphasize the color combination and the two color cables. The bag is made in flat pieces and then put together before felting. The pattern includes instructions for felting. Lining the bag is optional. NOTE: Do not use super wash wool for felting. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and purl, cables. GAUGE 10 stitches/4 inches in stockinette stitch, before felting. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 8 inches high, 10.25 inches wide, 4 inches deep.