Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Mitered Diamond Bag"

I purchased this magazine last fall, it is published by "Interweave." It has many wonderful felting ideas in it and I finally decided it was time to make something from it.

I knitted this tote bag that is designed by Kristi Schuler, from Cascade 220 yarn. It is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool and is a worsted weight yarn. I started by knitting two separate squares. I then picked up stitches along the sides and continued knitting more squares. The bag continued to grow until 22 squares were completed. The handles were then added.

This is a picture of the bag after it had been felted in the washing machine. It measured 22" wide before felting and 15" wide after. The individual square were 6" square before and 4" after.
There are many other great projects in the magazine and also a wonderful article "Felting in Marrakesh."

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