After the knitting is finished this bag is thoroughly felted by a simple washing then it is stretched to dry. This perfect bag is washable and no lining is required!
2 Balls 100% wool (185yds/170m per 100grms)
1 Ball yarn for handles
Several legths cord to embelish
Size 6.5mm (10.5 us) needles or size to obtain guage
Unfelted: 59''x 19''Felted: 39'' x 13''
15 sts and 20 rows over 4'' (10cm) in Stocking stitch
Cast on 75 stitches and work st st for 300 rows or 60''
Cast off loosely.
Fold knitting in half and sew seams.
Felting the Bag
Note: weave in any loosed ends before felting.
Set washing machine to hot on a low water, high agitation cycle (80-90)C and use a little detergent.
The felting process can take anywhere from four to twenty minutes. Check frequently, if cycle is complete and the piece isn't felted to your satisfaction reset the machine and start again.
Rinse under cool running water.
Squeeze out excess water by rolling the piece in a terry cloth towel.
Arrange into shape and pin to a dry towel and leave to dry.