This pattern uses Short Rows to create the wedged bottom/sides. and the whole thing is felted to create a firm and sturdy bag. Instructions are included for felting the bag.
Yarn: Cascade 220, or other worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn suitable for felting. 3 skeins (the bag took 2 full skeins plus a bit of a third). Yarn is doubled throughout. Waste yarn such as kitchen cotton.
Needles: US Size 13 (9 mm) 24″ circular needle. Two (2) US Size 13 double points for I-cord (optional).
Notions: Size N crochet hook for provisional cast on. Two (2) small stitch holders or large safety pins. Clasp for bag as desired.
Gauge: 3 stitches per inch in stockinette.
Finished Size: 10″ across the front at widest point, 7″ tall without strap, and 4.5″ deep. Strap is finished separately and then can be sewn together after felting to achieve the desired length of strap.
Techniques Used: knit, purl, k2tog, wrap & turn short row in garter stitch.
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