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Felt Purse Pattern


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This sweet little coin purse would make an ideal starter knit and felt project. Claire gives very clear and detailed instructions not only for knitting this purse but also for felting both by hand and using a washing machine. This pattern is a great way to use up small amount so of yarn - why not make a stripy purse? You can use any DK or worsted weight felting yarn to make this purse. I use a single strand or wool, although interesting felt can be made by combining up to 3 strands of finer yarn such as 4 ply or sock/fingering wool. To obtain a thick felt with no visible stitches ensure your yarn is 100% pure hand wash only wool. Beware of "Super wash" it will not felt!! Finer yarn will make more delicate felt and smaller purse, thicker yarn will make chunky felt and a larger purse. Choose needles to give a loose knitted fabric. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY k = knit p = purl k2tog = Knit the next 2 stitches together GAUGE 16sts x 21 rows = 10cm square over st st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Size 16st x 21 rows = 10cm square SUGGESTED YARN 50 meters of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220

Supplies Needed

  • 6.5mm knitting needles
  • US 10 1/2
  • UK Size 3

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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,