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Felt Purses


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Sweet felt purses in 2 useful sizes. This pattern is an ideal project for those who want to try knit and felt. Using stocking stitch and simple shaping this pattern is an ideal beginners knit and felt project. 3 pattern pages give clear and detailed instructions to knit and then felt your project. These coin purses have neat envelope style flaps which can be closed either with a button or sew on snap fastener. With Claire's careful and clear instructions, along with some of her "tricks and tips" these purses are a good first project in knitting and felting. Recommended yarnDouble Knit or Worsted weight felting wool. To obtain a thick felt with no visible stitches ensure your yarn is 100% pure handwash only wool Beware of "Superwash" it will not felt!! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY k=knit p=purl k2tog = knit the next 2 stitches together st st = knit 1 row then purl 1 row (this makes 2 rows) sl 1 = slip 1 stitch from left on right needle at start of every row Marker = small loop of coloured yarn placed at edge of knitting GAUGE 14 st x 21 rows = 10cm square stocking stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small 9cm (31/2") (H) 11cm (41/2" ) (W) Large 11cm (41/2") (H) 13cm (5") (W) Finished size varies with your choice of wool. SUGGESTED YARN 100 yards of DK weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • knitting needles 6.5mm
  • 10.5US
  • Button

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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,