Cast on 88 sts. Work even in St st for 6 in. [15.25 cm], ending on a RS row. Bind off firmly until 3 sts remain (including st on right-hand needle), k2 – 3 sts.
Work knitted cord as follows: *Slip 3 sts back onto left needle, k3; repeat from * until cord measures 6 in. [15.25 cm]. Bind off.
Sew end of cord to base of cord to form loop. Fold piece in half to form a pouch 6 in. [15.25 cm] x 11¾ in. [30 cm]. Sew side seams. Weave in ends.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and stretch to shape. For more about felting, click here.
If desired, sew hook and loop tape inside top opening edges for closure.