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Felted Doctor Bag


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Design by Pipp?s Purses ?Felted Doctor?s Bag - Satchel? This one is great for all those beautiful buttons out there:) The bag is designed to sit upright on its base. I hate it when my purse tips over:) It is an advanced beginner level pattern?you will use strait needles for the entire project. Some simple seaming is required and I have written a full set of instructions with an illustration on how to get the most professional look possible. There is also a stitch guide provided. AND you can always contact me via email if you need any extra help:) The main model in this listing was knit using random stripes and I just love the results. Each color was knit for 2 rows. I chose to make the side?s stripes NOT match the front panels so that you could see how it is put together. It is very simple to make your stripes match up if you wish as shown in my denim blue and brown model. The pattern provides you with easy to follow step by step instructions to create the basic shape. YOU WILL DECIDE ON what color(s) you want to work with and the extra embellishments (for example: stripe details and buttons). You will use size 10.5 needles and 650 yards of worsted weight wool. The U- shaped handles are easy to on ebay and at most craft stores:) BEAUTIFUL ! Measures about: 7?h (not including the handles) x 11.5?w x 5?d BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl i-cord (instructions included with pattern k2tog GAUGE 12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 11" wide x 5" deep x 7" high

Supplies Needed

  • US size 10.5 knitting needles
  • 700 yrds worsted weight yarn that felts
  • tapestry needle

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It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS UNBEARABLE!!! At the same time, I noticed a woman with a cute over sized bag and asked about it. When I found out how it was made, I thought, I can do that. And I did! Then all of my neighbors wanted one. I am completely a self taught knitter. When I was an EXTREMELY BORED kid, I fashioned some needles from the dowels I pulled off of a couple of wooden coat hangers. I used an encyclopedia to learn the knit and purl stitches . I did not touch another pair of needles again until I was 34 and needed that diaper bag. Since then, I have sold hundreds of bags, over 2,000 patterns. Although I mostly self publish, my designs have been included in bestselling books, magazines and knitting calendars.