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Felted Half and Half Bag


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Crammed with 10 pages' worth of colour photographs and diagrams, and lots of tips and hints and suggestions and explanations, this is a great pattern for the new felter. Pace is intensely knowledgeable about her subject and seems to teach as naturally as she breathes. She notes: "Most felted bag patterns use size 13 (9mm) or larger needles, leaving visible stitching. They also have you use two strands of yarn, which really prices up your costs. I use only 1 strand with my patterns. They are just as strong and have a very nice 'hand'. VERY detailed step by step instructions for this pattern including a stitch guide, multiple photos and simple seaming instructions, plus instructions for adding the optional swirl detailing." BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl p2tog k2tog i-cord (instructions included with pattern knit in the round (use circular needles GAUGE 12-14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS about 8.5" x 4" x 8.5"

Recommended with this pattern

  • US size 10.5 knitting needles
  • 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.