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Two Color Lattice Felt Bag Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Felt Knit Bag

This knitting pattern for a felt bag uses a slip stitch pattern. Since there is no shaping, you won't need to keep track of where you are within the stitch pattern as every row will begin and end the same...so it's a good chance to venture into knitting with stitch patterns if you've never tried it before! Also see a photo of what it looks like before felting.

Size:
8" wide x 11.5" long before felting
Approximately 7" wide x 8.5" long after felting

Gauge:
16 sts and 26 rows=4" over pattern st

Materials:
Size 11 US (8 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Fjord by Crystal Palace Yarns
1 ball - Color #4889 Teal Lake (Color A)
1 ball - Color #9523 Scuba Dive (Color B)
100% wool
50 grams/1.75 ounces
91 yds/84 meters
Snap

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Instructions

CO 32 sts with Color A and knit one row.

Row 1 (RS): With Color B, k1, sl1, *k4, sl2; rep from *, end k4, sl1, k1
Row 2: With Color B, p1, sl1, *p4, sl2; rep from *, end p4, sl1, p1
Row 3: With Color A, rep Row 1
Row 4: With Color A, p1, sl1, *k4, sl2; rep from *, end k4, sl1, p1
Rows 5: With Color B, k3, *sl2, k4; rep from *, end sl2, k3
Row 6: With Color B, p3, *sl2, p4; rep from *, end sl2, p3
Row 7: With Color A, rep Row 5
Row 8: With Color A, p1, k2, *sl2, k4; rep from *, end sl2, k2, p1

Rep Rows 1-8 until piece measures 23" from beg. End with Row 8 completed.
With Color A, p 1 row.
BO.

Handle
With Color A, CO 120 sts. With Color B, k 2 rows. With Color A, BO.

Finishing
Fold in half (CO edge to BO edge). Seam sides. Sew handle to side seams. Weave in ends on WS.

Felt
To felt, throw it in the washing machine with a pair of jeans or old canvas tennis shoes. Use a small amount of detergent and a low water level with a hot temperature. Wash for five minutes. Stop the cycle and check to see if is felted as tightly as desired; the longer you wash it, the smaller and more felted it will become. If the bag is not quite felted enough, continue washing and carefully check every few minutes. When felted, remove and rinse in cold water. Blot with towel. Shape the bag; the fabric will still be malleable so don't be afraid to pull it in various directions. Once it is the desired size and shape, you can stuff it with plastic bags if needed. Allow to dry completely.

Sew on snap.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for bag patterns by Barbara Breiter