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Home : Patterns : Felted Tribal Bag
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Felted Tribal Bag

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: L10349
Rating: ****3.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 14 x 14 in. (35.5 x 35.5 cm), after felting, not including strap

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool® (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon; package size: 8 oz (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  150-126 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown
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$ 12.99  
Note: (A)
•  150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal
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$ 12.99  
Note: (B)
•  150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural
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$ 12.99  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Size 11 [8 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles   $ 11.49  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
One button, 2 in. (50 mm) diameter
 

Felted Tribal Bag

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®

GAUGE:

13 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern, with 2 strands of yarn held tog, 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

STRIPE PATTERN
*Work 2 rows with 2 strands of A held tog, 2 rows with 2 strands of B held tog, 2 rows with 2 strands of C held tog; rep from * for Stripe Pattern.

NOTES:

1. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2. Bag is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together. Wind each skein of yarn into 2 separate balls before beginning.
3. Carry colors not in use up side of piece.
4. With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row. To move yarn from front to back or back to front, bring yarn between needles. Take care not to wrap yarn over a needle, this could create an additional st.
5. When you see "- 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


STRAP
Gusset
Note:
The gusset is the portion of the Strap that will be sewn between the front and back Panels.
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 14 sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) and Stripe Pattern until piece measures 20 in. (51 cm) from beg. Mark each end of last row for gusset.

Strap
Continue in Stripe Pattern as established.
Decrease Row: K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Work in Garter st and Stripe Pattern for 17 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 10 sts rem.
Rep last 18 rows - 8 sts rem.
Continue in Garter st and Stripe Pattern until piece measures 48 in. (122 cm) from beg.
Increase Row: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 - 10 sts at the end of this row.
Work in Garter st and Stripe Pattern for 17 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 18 rows - 14 sts.
Mark each end of last row for gusset.
Gusset
Work in Garter st and Stripe Pattern until piece measures 20 in. (51 cm) from marker, end after working 'C' portion of Stripe pattern.
Bind off.
Sew bound-off end to cast-on end to make a loop.

PANEL (make 2, one for front and one for back)
Note:
Work with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 80 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: With 2 strands of B held tog, *k1, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: K1, *p1, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With 2 strands of A held tog, k1, *k1, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: K1, *sl 1 wyif, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 6-9: Rep Rows 2-5.
Row 10: With 2 strands of A held tog, knit.
Row 11: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 - 82 sts at the end of this row.
Row 12: With 2 strands of C held tog, k39, (M1, k1) 4 times, M1, k39 - 87 sts at the end of this row.
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: With 2 strands of B held tog, *k2, sl 3 wyib; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 15: K1, p1, *sl 3 wyif, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Row 16: With 2 strands of C held tog, k1, sl 1 wyib, *k3, sl 2 wyib; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, sl 1 wyib, k1.
Row 17: K1, sl 1 wyif, *p3, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3, sl 1 wyif, k1.
Row 18: With 2 strands of B held tog, knit.
Row 19: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 - 89 sts at the end of this row.
Row 20: With 2 strands of A held tog, k35 sts, (M1, k1) 19 times, M1, k35 sts - 109 sts at the end of this row.
Row 21: Knit.
Row 22: With 2 strands of C held tog, k1, *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 23: K1, *p3, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last 4 sts, p3, k1.
Row 24: With 2 strands of A held tog, *k1, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 25: K1, *sl 1 wyif, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 wyif, k1.
Rows 26 and 27: With 2 strands of C held tog, rep Rows 22 and 23.
Row 28: With 2 strands of A held tog, knit.
Row 29: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 - 111 sts at the end of this row.
Row 30: K27, (M1, k3) 20 times, M1, k24 - 132 sts at the end of this row.
Row 31: Purl.
Row 32: With 2 strands of B held tog, k1, *sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 2 wyib, k1.
Row 33: K1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 2 wyif, k1.
Row 34: With 2 strands of A held tog, sl 1 wyib, *k2, sl 2 wyib; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, sl 1 wyib.
Row 35: Sl 1 wyif, p2, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from * to last st, sl 1 wyif.
Rows 36-43: Rep Rows 32-35 twice.
Row 44: With 2 strands of C held tog, knit.
Row 45: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 - 134 sts at the end of this row.
Row 46: K31, (M1, k4) 18 times, M1, k31 - 153 sts at the end of this row.
Row 47: Purl.
Row 48: With 2 strands of B held tog, *k3, sl 2 wyib; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 49: K1, p2, sl 2 wyif, *p3, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Row 50: With 2 strands of C held tog, k1, sl 2 wyib, k2, *sl 3 wyib, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 2 wyib, k1.
Row 51: K1, sl 2 wyif, p2, *sl 3 wyif, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 2 wyif, k1.
Row 52: With 2 strands of B held tog, knit.
Row 53: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 - 155 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 54 and 55: With 2 strands of A held tog, knit.
Bind off as if to knit.

FINISHING
Following diagram, fold one Panel in half along cast-on edge (you are curving the panel and bringing the first st of Row 1 to meet the last st of Row 1) and sew the cast-on edges tog for center front seam. Rep with 2nd Panel, leaving 2 in. (5cm) unsewn, about 2 in. (5cm) down from top edge for buttonhole.
Top Edging
With RS facing and 2 strands of B held tog, pick up and k60 sts across top of one Panel. Knit 1 row. Bind off as if to knit.
Rep on 2nd Panel.
Sew curved outer edge of one Panel to one long edge of Gusset, with Panel between markers.
Sew 2nd Panel to opposite long edge of Gusset.
Weave in ends.
Felting
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.
Pull into shape, and allow to dry throughly.
Sew button to inside of Bag, opposite buttonhole.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip sp(s) = space(s)
tog = together WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back wyif = with yarn in front


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Felted Tribal Bag Reviewed by Dee on 2014-12-06 ***
This was a fun bag to knit with clear instructions and a very nice yarn. For those features I would give it 5 stars.
However, carrying the colors along the side of the strap(even loosely) caused it to pull on one side when felting, so that the strap earned itself 1 star.
When it was done, I cut off the strap, made my own using one color, felted it and reattached it. Now it looks fine.
This problem would never exist if the pattern called for using only one color when working the strap.



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