Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Step #3

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.

Repeat the two decrease rounds, i.e., decrease 8 stitches evenly spaced and then knit 1 rnd plain, until 8 stitches remain.

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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Running commentary on my unending quest to knit up my stash.