This is a simple bag that I will try in other colors.........perhaps as gifts.........
Worsted weight - 100% wool – about 250 yards. I used Patons Classic Wool in Rosewood
Size 13 circular knitting needles
Handles of your choice
Gauge isn’t important for this pattern. A little shorter or longer bag will not make a noticeable difference.
Cast on 120 stitches.
Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Knit every row until your piece measures about 16 inches long.
Bind off loosely.
Stitch the center 8 inches of the bottom seam together.
Stitch the sides of the bottom seam, perpendicular to the center seam, forming a T shape on either side. This will help the bag stay open.
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To felt the bag, place it in a pillowcase and either zip the case closed or cinch it closed with a rubber band. Run it through your top loading washing machine using a hot wash, cold rinse cycle and a small amount of detergent. Throw a pair of jeans in with your pillowcase for increased agitation.
Check your bag once it is finished. If you want it felted more, just repeat the wash. If it’s felted enough, gently press it into shape and allow to completely dry.
Sew handles onto the bag. If you prefer, you can make an i-cord to use for handles or knit a garter stitch strap. Any sort of handle will work. You can also add a snap closure or a zipper if you like.
Now, I've got another felted bag started on those same size 13 needles and I just got a delivery of metallic yarn to make some necklaces with. I'm looking forward to the weekend!!!