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Laila Felt Shoulder Bag


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A handy little shoulder bag, just right to carry a few of life's little essentials, your phone and some change or your music and earphones. It's an ideal size for "poop" bags when you are walking your four footed best friend too!! My clear and detailed 6 page pattern contains instructions for- Knitting the bag Making up, Felting Finishing your bag, This bag is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine. Any felting yarns will work well for this pattern-Look to see if the yarn is called a felting/ filz wool. Most suppliers will say if it is good for felting but always check for hand-wash only!! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Stocking stitch= knit one row and purl next row Inc- increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then into the back of stitch k2tog -knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch. GAUGE tension - 11sts x 16 rows = 10cm (4") square SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 16cm (6.5") High 14m (5.5") Wide SUGGESTED YARN 100 meters of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rico Creative Filz

Supplies Needed

  • 2 x 50g (50m) balls of wool
  • knitting needles 8mm (UK 0/ US11)

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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,