These little bags are incredibly versatile: the right size for wallet and keys and a dash to the corner market, perfect for small knitting or handwork projects in any sophisticated fiber, unfelted or felted. As a Spring Basket, make felted and decorate with stripes, dots, or small field flowers. As a small handbag for yourself, a friend, or a little girl in your life (in my studio, young men and women folk alike gravitate particularly to these little bags). Made unfelted for warmer months, the small size of these bags (and thus, the small amount of yarn) makes these bags perfect for trying out new, exquisite fibers.
Skill Level: Easy - Intrepid beginner: requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, and working in the round on circular needles
Unfelted Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4"
Felted/Finished Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows over 4? using a double-strand of worsted weight, feltable yarn on US 11 (8 mm) needles OR a single-strand of worsted weight cotton or other fiber on a US 9 (5.5 mm) needles. There will be some variation in finished size if gauge differs due to different needle size, yarn type, or fiber content
For Finished Size: Approximately 4" wide at bottom accross front/back x 2" deep x 5" tall
Yarn Required Felted Bag: 247-260 yds each bag Worsted Weight Felting Yarn
Yarn Required Unfelted Bag: 85-90 yds Worsted Weight Yarn
Suggested Needle/Hook Size Felted Bag:
US 11 (8mm) 16" Circulars and US 11 (8mm) Double Point Needles
Suggested Needle/Hook Size Unfelted Bag:
US 9 (5.5mm) 16" Circulars and US 9 (5.5mm) Double Point Needles
You will also need:
a Darning/Tapestry Needle, Stitch Markers, a sewing needle, and like-color sewing thread
Suggested Fibers: Tilli Tomas Flurries or Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool Yarn
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