A felted bag. Created by the Daily Knitter staff.
2 Skeins in Daffodil – Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Wool; 50 grams / 110 yds)
4 Skeins in Rose Garden 271 – Lion Brand Yarns Landscapes (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic; 1.75 oz / 55 yds)
Circular Knitting Needle – Size US 11, 29″
Crochet Hook – Size J
Gauge – Not important here
Finished Measurements – Height: 10 1/2″ Length: 13″
Body of Bag:
Cast on 72 stitches with a strand of each yarn held together. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker on needle to indicate beginning of round. Knit all rounds until piece measures 2 Â½”. To make the handles:
Round 1: K9, Cast Off 18, K18, Cast Off 18, K9.
Round 2: K9, Cast On 18, K18, Cast On 18, K9.
Continue knitting all rounds until piece measures 15 Â½” from the top of the bag. Bind off all stitches.
Bottom of Bag:
Cast on 30 stitches with a strand of each yarn held together.. Turn work, do not work in the round. K all rows until piece measure 3″. Bind off.
Using the size J crochet hook and the Landscapes yarn only, work 1 row of single crochet around bottom of bag with bag inside out to attach the bottom. Felt the bag using your preferred method and shape before drying.