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Felt Ruffle Bag Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Felt Bag Knitting Pattern

Noro Kureyon, a yarn with many color changes, is featured in this easy to knit bag. In order to obtain the vertical stripes, the body is knit and then turned so the color changes move vertically. The simple ruffle is then picked up along the edge and you've knit a very cute bag with one skein of yarn!

My design was featured in 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders.

Size:
6½" wide x 8" long before felting excluding ruffle
Approximately 4" wide x 7" long after felting excluding ruffle

Gauge:
12 sts and 19 rows=4" in St st

Materials:
Size 11 US (8 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
1 skein Kureyon by Noro - Color #131
100% wool
100 meters/109 yards
50 grams/1.75 ounces
Snap if desired.

Instructions

Body
CO 26 sts.
Knit in St st until 14".
BO.

Ruffle
With RS facing, along either long edge pick up 44 sts.
K in front and back of each st across - 88 sts
K 7 rows.
BO.

Handles (make 2)
CO 80 sts.
BO.

Finishing
Fold in half. Seam bottom, side, and ruffle. Sew handles to side seam and opposite side around seam where sts were picked up for ruffle. 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 and ruffle; the fabric will still be malleable so don't be afraid to pull it in various directions. Allow to dry completely.

Sew on snap if desired.

©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