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Felt Purse With Clutch Handle Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Felt Knit Bag Knitting Pattern

Quick to knit and easy, this felt bag features a clutch handle in a second color. You could incorporate the handle color into the body of the bag with a simple stripe sequence.

Size:
6" wide at bottom x 9" wide at top x 11½" long before felting
Approximately 5" wide at bottom x 8" wide at top x 8½" long after felting

Gauge:
14 sts and 20 rows=4" in St st

Materials:
Size 10½ US (6.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Brown Sheep Nature Spun 100% wool
100 grams/3.5 ounces
245 yards/224 meters
1 skein color N-91 Aran (Color A)
1 skein color 521 Garland (Color B)
Snap
2 stitch holders

Instructions

Beginning at one side of handle, with A, CO 36 sts.
K 6 rows.
K 12 sts. Place rem sts on holder.
K 8 more rows. Place sts on another holder. Cut yarn.
Place sts from first holder back on needle.
Attach yarn and BO 12 sts. K rem sts.
K 8 more rows.
K 12. CO 12 using Cable Cast On. Place sts from holder on needle and knit. Sts are now joined again.
K 6 rows. Cut A.

Change to B and work in St st.
Dec 1 st at each end on Row 5, then every 6th row 5 more times as follows:
k1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Work even 5 rows.
This ends the first side.

Inc 1 st at each end every 6th row 6 times (worked on the WS by purling into front and back of the st).
Work even 4 rows. Cut B.

Change to A. K 6 rows.
K 12. Place rem sts on holder.
K 8 more rows. Place sts on another holder. Cut yarn.
Place sts from first holder back on needle.
Attach yarn and BO 12 sts. K rem sts.
K 8 more rows.
K12, CO 12 sts using Cable Cast On, place sts from holder back on needle and k.
K 6 rows.
BO.

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

Felt
Put the bag in the washer along with a pair of jeans or 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