Sunday, December 04, 2005
Felted Gift Bag - Step #1
OK, have you gathered your yarn and needles for the next seriatim pattern--a small felted gift bag? Well, then, let's get clacking.
I knit my gift bag with a single strand of worsted weight yarn because I did not want the finished fabric to be too dense. The bag has to be flexible. So, my instructions assume that you, also, are knitting the body of the bag with just one strand.
- Using one of the double-pointed needles and a double strand of yarn, cast on 48 stitches.
- Distribute the stitches evenly onto the double-pointed needles and join into the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
- Purl 1 round.
- Break one of the strands of yarn and continue working with just a single strand.
- Knit every round until the stockinette stitch portion of the piece measures approximately 1 inch. Don't knit it longer than 1 inch.
Your project should look like this:
Does yours look like that??
Stay tuned for Step #2.
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