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Home : Patterns : Felted Tote

Free Knitting Pattern: Felted Tote

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Pattern #: 60140AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 13 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 14 x 9 1/2 in. [35.5 x 24 cm] after felting


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*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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Felted Tote

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16 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

With A, cast on 86 sts.
Rows 1-5: With A, work in St st.
Rows 6-10: With B, work in St st.
Repeat Rows 1-10 21 more times, Rows 1-5 once. Bind off.

With A, cast on 7 sts. Work in St st until piece measures 35 in. [89 cm]. Bind off. Repeat for second Handle.

Fold Tote in half and sew side seams. Fold up corners and sew in place. Sew Handles to Tote 5 in. [12.75 cm] from sides and 3 in. [7.5 cm] below top edge. 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 pull into shape. Knot straps to desired length.

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k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 13 reviews)
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Felted Tote on 2011-07-03 *****
I love this bag! It took two times through my front load washer to get it to felt, but it came out beautifully. I agree with another reviewer that directions for the bottom corners would be good, but I did figure it out, with a bit of trial & error. A boring knitting project, but easy to do in front of the TV. I lined it to give it a more finished look.

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