Bridget Shoulder Bag- Knitting Pattern

A beautiful, stylish shoulder bag. This curvy shoulder bag is deceptively large, and will easily carry all your essentials in an elegant way.

2 pattern versions are supplied for you to choose either circular or flat knitting, both with 2 strap length options.

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!!

My clear and detailed 8 page pattern contains clear instructions for- Knitting the bag in both circular or flat ( stocking stitch) versions. Making up, Felting Finishing your bag, also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result!

Felted Size 21cm (8.5) High 31cm (12”) Wide

2 Options for approx strap length Short version 86cm /34” Longer version 97cm /38”

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginners or Intermediate knitters


  • Illustrated Knitting Pattern , *Circular or flat knitting versions , *Two strap lengths , *Detailed finishing instructions

Materials you need at home:

  • Needle size US 11 - 8.0 mm , , *Circular knitting version, , 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Double ended needles x4 and , 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Circular needle x 60cm /24” , , *Round marker , , *Flat knitting version , 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) standard knitting needles , X 1 pair plus 1 spare 8mm needle. , , *Recommended yarns- , Rico Creative Filz, Lana Grossa Feltro, Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi , , *Yardage - 7x 50g balls of yarn- (350m)Short Strap , , *8x 50g balls of yarn- (400m) Long strap
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Claire Fairall

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.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website

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