Pattern For Felted Bags

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I have made a number of felted bags and i make 2 sides of a very simple rectangle in Dble Jacquard [for thickness] I start at the top with a Dbl Bed hem knit the length and take off on waste.Knit the 2nd side and cast off together Add a small rectangle for a pocket. sew halfway up the sides. Make 2 long tubes for handles and then put in WM on wool wash cycle. You just have to make sure to put something in the bag and handles so they do not felt together. You may have to repeat the wash or put in dryer to felt sufficiently. Look in handknitting or felting mags for inspiration Nancy
ozmartian
2010-06-03 19:39:09
I have made a number of felted bags and i make 2 sides of a very simple rectangle in Dble Jacquard [for thickness] I start at the top with a Dbl Bed hem knit the length and take off on waste.Knit the 2nd side and cast off together Add a small rectangle for a pocket. sew halfway up the sides. Make 2 long tubes for handles and then put in WM on wool wash cycle. You just have to make sure to put something in the bag and handles so they do not felt together. You may have to repeat the wash or put in dryer to felt sufficiently. Look in handknitting or felting mags for inspiration Nancy
ozmartian
2010-06-03 19:39:09

Beret

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Hi Susan
I have adapted my pattern that was published in the April 2009 issue of MKM.
It uses 4 ply yarn (50g acrylic).
You need card 3 or Brother card 2s – one that will select alternate needles in 1×1 rib.
I had to have the needle to the left of centre on the Main Bed in work and arrange the rib accordingly.
It’s worth doing a dummy run to make sure alternate needles select every 3 or 4 rows (depending on the punchcard used).
Beret measures 10″ across.

Cast on 168 needles hang comb and weights.
Knit 2 circular rows.
Knit 20 rows at a fairly tight tension.
Inc. 1 st at Right on Ribber. This gives a knitted st at each end of every row.
Set Main Carriage to read card and knit 1 row.
CAR reset RC 000 set Main Carr to Tuck in both directions.
Tension 5/5 or higher knit 60 rows tuck. More rows here will give a bigger beret.
Tension 3/3 knit 10 rows.
Transfer Main Bed sts to Ribber needles which already have a stitch.
Empty needles to NWP.
Tension 3 knit 10 rows – the stitches should knit ok because of the weight on the ribber comb.
Tension 7 knit 1 row.
Remove on waste yarn and latch through loops of last row knitted in MY.
Join seam.
Make a twisted cord and thread through the last row at top of beret. I find a cord is stronger for pulling up the crown. Push the top edge inside the beret as you pull the cord and tie it off securely.
I hope this gives you a start
Regards
Sue

Sue P
2010-01-31 08:39:51
Hi Susan
I have adapted my pattern that was published in the April 2009 issue of MKM.
It uses 4 ply yarn (50g acrylic).
You need card 3 or Brother card 2s – one that will select alternate needles in 1×1 rib.
I had to have the needle to the left of centre on the Main Bed in work and arrange the rib accordingly.
It’s worth doing a dummy run to make sure alternate needles select every 3 or 4 rows (depending on the punchcard used).
Beret measures 10″ across.

Cast on 168 needles hang comb and weights.
Knit 2 circular rows.
Knit 20 rows at a fairly tight tension.
Inc. 1 st at Right on Ribber. This gives a knitted st at each end of every row.
Set Main Carriage to read card and knit 1 row.
CAR reset RC 000 set Main Carr to Tuck in both directions.
Tension 5/5 or higher knit 60 rows tuck. More rows here will give a bigger beret.
Tension 3/3 knit 10 rows.
Transfer Main Bed sts to Ribber needles which already have a stitch.
Empty needles to NWP.
Tension 3 knit 10 rows – the stitches should knit ok because of the weight on the ribber comb.
Tension 7 knit 1 row.
Remove on waste yarn and latch through loops of last row knitted in MY.
Join seam.
Make a twisted cord and thread through the last row at top of beret. I find a cord is stronger for pulling up the crown. Push the top edge inside the beret as you pull the cord and tie it off securely.
I hope this gives you a start
Regards
Sue

Sue P
2010-01-31 08:39:51