For this felted bag, I wanted to create a structured base for highlighting a two-coloured houndstooth fair isle pattern.
The strap features a wide shoulder band and two icord straps for durability, and is worked with short rows for a tailored shape.
If you haven’t yet worked fair isle, this is a great first project. The chart is small and easy to follow. If you have any issues with tension, the felting process will make everything look perfectly aligned.
8” x 8” x 4” after felting,
with a 24” strap.
Approximately 250 yards each of two colours.
Shown in Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky
(85% wool, 15% mohair, 125 yards per 100g skein)
A: M110 Orange You Glad: 2 skeins
B: M38 Lotus Pink: 2 skeins
US 13/9mm 24” circular needle
US 13/9mm double pointed needles
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in loose stockinette before felting
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