I'm a big fan of country chic, and this bag definitely fits into that category. The use of Icelandic wool ensures that this gorgeous bag is beautifully soft once felted which also makes it water resistant and durable. It's ideal for day to day shopping errands, picnics or trip to the beach. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic fairisle Knit using dpns GAUGE 12 sts and 18 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st before felting. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The bag measures approximately 50" (127cm) around the rim and about 10" (25cm) in height, the base of the bag circular with a diameter of 11" (28cm) giving it a bucket shape. The straps are 22" (56cm) making them the perfect length for a shoulder bag.