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Japanese Knot Bag

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This simple knot bag fascinated me when I first spotted a beautiful version made from vintage kimono fabric. I just had to see if I could replicate the smooth curves and interesting knotted loop closure. This is a medium size bag carried with your hand through the large loop and the bag hanging down. The large loop passes through the small loop to close the bag and the felt folds gently to give the great curves. This bag is knitted in Filz (felting) wool which will shrink when washed to create a thick felt fabric. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit and purl (stocking stitch) simple increase and decrease knit in the round with circular needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 25 cm / 10" wide 20cm / 8" high Strap length approx. 24cm /9" SUGGESTED YARN 200 meters of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rico Creative Filz

Recommended with this pattern

  • 5 x Double pointed Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)
  • 60cm/24" circular needle 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)
  • 2 x stitch markers

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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,