Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Well, my blog feed is apparently all messed up, but I'm plowing ahead with my felted gift bag instructions undaunted.
You should be finished knitting the sides of the bag. Today I'll give you the instructions for the bottom.
- Attach a second strand of yarn and purl 1 rnd.
- Break the second strand and continue knitting with just the remaining strand.
- Knit 1 rnd.
- Decrease rnd 1: decrease 8 stitches evenly spaced across the round. For the first decrease rnd, this means you should repeat the following sequence until you reach the end of the round: k4, k2tog
- Decrease rnd 2: knit
Break the yarn leaving a tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and draw the yarn through all 8 stitches. Pull them tight to close the hole. Nancy Bush calls this the "heart of a blossom" closure.
Your bag should look like this:
I've inserted mine into a container of oatmeal for the photo.
Don't felt it yet! There's a little trick I'll show you tomorrow.
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