This Beautiful curvy felted bag is big enough for everyday use, and tough enough too!
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!!
I have written this pattern in 2 versions- Circular ( in the round) or Flat ( 2 needles stocking stitch) so you can choose which method you prefer.
My clear and detailed 9 page pattern contains instructions for- Knitting the bag in both circular or flat versions. Making up, Felting Finishing your bag, also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result!
Felted Size 32cm (12.5”) high 30cm (12”) wide
- Illustrated knitting Pattern , *Circular and Flat knitting versions , *Two strap length options , *Designers Tips and Tricks
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 40cm /16” , , *Round marker , , *Flat knitting version , 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) standard knitting needles , X 1 pair plus 1 spare 8mm needle. , , *Recommended Yarn - Rico Creative Filz Print, , Lana Grossa Feltro Print, , Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi , , *Yardage - 7x 50g balls of yarn- (350m)- Short strap , , *8x 50g balls of yarn- (400m) -Long strap
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 www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk