Bulky Felted Fair-Isle Bag for Beginners
This Fair-Isle felted bag pattern is an easy pattern for learning two-color knitting. Felt the bag in the washer to make a soft and sturdy purse or knitting project bag. Options: You can knit the bag handles and attachment loops, or buy leather or plastic purse handles for a dressier look.
- Sizes: One size
- Finished Measurements: After felting, the bag will be approximately 9 inches (23 cm) long by 7 inches (18 cm) wide by 10 inches (25 cm) tall.
- Yarn Weight: Bulky (7 wpi)
- Yarn: Approximately 170 yards each of 2 colors chunky weight yarn (referred to as col A and col B in pattern).
- Needles: 1 pair circular needles, straight needles, 24-inch-long
- Needle size: US 11 - 8.0mm or size required to get gauge (3.5 sts/in)
- Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle. Optional: 4 metal rings for handle attachment, 4 metal feet.
- 3.5 sts/in in St st
Recommended Course: Color Knitting
Without venturing into and mastering the world of color-knitting, you deprive yourself of the ability to knit the word's most striking designs. Patterned two-and-three-color sweaters (called Fair-Isle) are a classic project, and Brioche's stunning stripes are quickly becoming the knitting world's most popular challenge.
In addition, knitting with two and three colors teaches you tension skills that will improve every area of your knitting. Our four color-knitting courses take you from doubting your ability to even hold onto two yarns at once to being a practiced color-knitter ready to take on eye-popping single- and double-sided designs.
Recommended Course: Fair-Isle Knitting
Fair-Isle knitting is the art of knitting with more than one color in a row to make fabulous repeating designs in your knitting.
Our Fair-Isle Knitting class teaches you how to Fair-Isle Knit from the very beginning, including reading a chart, fixing mistakes, Continental and American tensions, tricks to working in the round on Magic Loop, and more... all on a fast, fun project of an easy felted bag with handles.
Related Blog Post: NEW: Easy Felted Fair-Isle Bag Free Pattern… And World TravelsBy Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns, World Travels / June 23, 2012 / 19 Comments
If you already know how to Fair-Isle knit, this bag will be a really quick knit. It’s knit in bulky yarn and the chart just flies by. If you are curious about learning to knit Fair-Isle, this is also a good beginner pattern for you. Felting is also a fun thing for beginners to learn.Read Post »
This was my first felted and Fair-Isle project. I felted it too much but I believe it still turned out good for my first one. My sister loved it for her birthday present. I’m making another one for my daughter and myself. Thank you Liat Gat for your Ebooks. I have learned so much. :)
– kbatten67 on Ravelry
Published July 16, 2018
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