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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
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn, I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles! I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company and surrounded by colourful yarn, whilst my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas. My inspiration comes with the changing seasons and celebrations which form the backdrop of our lives. In between creating new dolls and teddy bears I have created patterns for Hachette Press which were published in "The Art of Knitting" magazine, worked with retail firms to create knitting kits. And I’m fortunate enough to work with Hoooked creating patterns with their fantastic eco-friendly yarns. If you would like to be kept up to date via email with news of my latest creations, pattern releases and exclusive offers please join my newsletter. Send an email to -