Forgotten Felted Bags

September 5, 2006 by
Filed under: Knitting 

Here are two felted bags that I completely forgot to write about after they were finished. Where is my mind?

Project Specs:
Pattern: Shape based on the Booga Bag by Julie Anderson
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep
Needles: I can’t remember at all since it was almost a year ago when I knit this.
Size: Who knows what it started as, but now it is 11 inches tall and 9 1/2 inches wide.
Pattern Alterations: Well, there’s all that stranded knitting. And who knows what other changes there were, it was a year ago.
My Blog Links: Hello…Goodbye, Stranded Bag Update, Ready, Set, Felt
Since I’ve been using this as my lunch bag, I finally had to wash it again. But I threw it in my front loader with my felted box and a pair of sandals. Whoa baby! Did my bag felt. I had no idea it could felt that much more. Even pointy US 1 needles aren’t going through this bag. Kind of fun knowing I can felt something this much, but now my lunch will barely fit in it. Sad.

Project Specs:
Pattern: I made this one up. Can’t remember all the details, but basically I cast on 90 sts, knit in the round, switched yarns, and then finished off the top like my Little Purple Purse. Made a couple of i-cords, felted, and then sewed the handles on at the end.
Yarn: Classic Elite Desert in color 2027 for the bag and Malabrigo in color Dusty Rose for the top and handles.
Needles: US 9
Size: The perfect size to hold a bag of lentils
I made a swatch for the store of the Desert, but it didn’t show off the color changes well enough. So I made up this bag. I didn’t quite have enough Desert, but I fortunately had a bit of the Malabrigo left from my hat which matched perfectly.


2 Comments on Forgotten Felted Bags

  1. JessaLu on Wed, 6th Sep 2006 11:17 am
  2. Cute bags! I never thought of using a Booga incarnation as a lunchbag – great idea! :o)

  3. Purl Needlemeyer on Tue, 12th Sep 2006 6:09 pm
  4. What great bags. They must have been huge before felting!!

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