These bags are inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy's use of leaves and flower petals to cover rocks. The "covered rocks" circles are worked as intarsia. Inside each bag hangs a detachable pocket that can also be worn on its own. Covered Rocks pockets have an intarsia flap. Both saddle bag and pocket are knit in one piece, straps knit separately and attached. Saddle Bag measures 14" (35.5cm) high, 14" (35.5cm) long, and 3" (7.5cm) wide. Pocket measures 9" (23cm) high and 5" (13cm) wide. Knit and felt. Skill level is beginner to advanced.
All bag colorways call for a double strand of Cascade 220 Yarn, Worsted Weight Feltable Yarn. As pictured, Colorway 1 was knitted with 7 skeins of Yakima Heather 9459, 2 skeins of Turtle 2452 and 1 skein of Granny Smith 8914. Colorway 2 was knitted with 7 skeins of Jet 4002, 2 skeins of Flame 2444 and 1 skein of Aspen Heather 8011.
These bags require US 8 (5mm) Double Point Needles, US 11 (8mm), 24" Circular Needles and US 11 (8mm) Double Point Needles.
You will also need two 2-1/4" (5.5cm) rectangular rings, two 1/2" (1cm) round eye bolt snaps, four 1/2" (1cm) d-rings, two 5/8" (2cm) d-rings and two 1/2" (1cm) spring clips.
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