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Emma Felt Bag


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This Beautiful curvy felted bag is big enough for everyday use, and tough enough too! I have written this pattern in 2 versions- Circular ( in the round) or Flat ( 2 needles stocking stitch) so you can choose which method you prefer. My clear and detailed 9 page pattern contains instructions for- Knitting the bag in both circular or flat versions. Making up, Felting Finishing your bag, also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result! This bag is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine. Any felting yarns will work well for this pattern-Look to see if the yarn is called a felting/ filz wool. Most suppliers will say if it is good for felting but always check for hand-wash only!! Felted Size 32cm (12.5") high 30cm (12") wide Yardage Short strap-7 x 50g (50m) Long strap-8 x 50g (50m) Needle size 8mm (UK 0/ US11) 2 Options for approx strap length Standard shoulder strap 102cm (40") Longer across body strap 140cm (55") BASIC SKILLS NEEDED FOR THIS PATTERN. Stocking stitch - knit one row then purl one row. Inc- increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then into the back of stitch k2tog -knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY st st = knit 1 row then purl 1 row (this makes 2 rows) Inc = make a stitch by knitting into the front and then into the back of one stitch. k2tog -knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch. GAUGE 11sts x 16 rows = 10cm (4") square SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Felted Size 32cm (12.5") high 30cm (12") wide 2 Options for approx strap length Standard shoulder strap 102cm (40") Longer across body strap 140cm (55") SUGGESTED YARN 350 meters of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rico Creative Filz COLORWAY color

Supplies Needed

  • Knitting Needles 8mm (US 11)
  • Button or sew on snap fastener
  • Stitch markers ( loops of coloured wool or small hair elastics)

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Claire Fairall Designs
Claire Fairall Designs
I love to design things!, working out how to solve a construction conundrum and create a new pattern is my idea of fun. So Knitting ticks all my creative boxes. The wealth of shapes, colours and textures, that I can produce with yarn inspire me. Spending time in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company whilst my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles, gives me time to plan new ideas, new patterns and new shapes! Then of course, if it’s a felted design there is the excitement of washing my projects and seeing the magical transformation into thick soft felt. In 2007 I started selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and design events, in 2010 I was awarded a Creative business bursary from Creative Leicestershire. Soon after that I started selling my patterns for other knitters to enjoy. I wrote my first knitting pattern, the “Charlotte” hand bag, in 2006 and in 2015 I developed a variation of that pattern to be sold as a retail kit by House of Crafts. Since then, I have diversified into knitting project designs and my patterns have been featured in “The Art of Knitting” magazine, published by Hachette Press,