The front of this patchwork bag consists of three vertical strips blanket stitched together, while the back is made up of a single panel of stocking stitch knitted with horizontal stripes of colour. The pieces are sewn together and then felted in the washing machine, making the bag beautifully soft and simple.
before you start
28cm (nin) wide x 32cm (i2'/in) high after felting
50g (20Z) balls (approx. H3m/i23yds per ball) DK tweed-effect wool yarn in 6 colours:
Yarn A Red x 1 ball Yam B Purple x 1 ball
Yarn C Pink x 1 ball Yarn D Yellow x 1 ball
Yarn E Green x 1 ball Yarn F Blue x 1 ball 52 large blue beads
After felting - 18 sts x 30 rows to 10cm (4m) measured over stocking stitch using 5.5mm needles bi - place 1 bead; k - knit; p - purl; rs - right side; si - slip stitch from left to right needle without working it; st(s) - stitch(es); ws - wrong side
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