Felted Flannel Backpack

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Felted Flannel Backpack

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Fun, easy and useful project. Approx. 12.5" (32cm) x 11.25" (28.5cm). Shown in Patons Classic Wool. 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles. 4.5mm circular knitting needle 16" (40cm) long. Two 4.5mm double-pointed knitting needles. 1 toggle. Small hole punch tool.

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Single Size
Approx 12 1/2 ins (32 cm) wide x 11 1/4 ins (28.5 cm) high (excluding strap)
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Approx 12 1/2 ins (32 cm) wide x 11 1/4 ins (28.5 cm) high (excluding strap)

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Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Dark Grey Mix, 00225Edit Color
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Contrast A

Classic Wool Worsted | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 7/4.5mm
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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 7/4.5mm
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Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 7/4.5mm
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Materials not included in this kit:

1 toggle.

Small hole punch tool.

The materials for this project cost $66.42

Abbreviations

K = knit

P = purl

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 12 1/2 ins (32 cm) wide x 11 1/4 ins (28.5 cm) high (excluding strap)

MATERIALS

Bag
Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
Main Color (MC) Dark Grey Mix (00225) 5
Contrast A () 1
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles. Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 16 ins [40 cm] long. Pair of size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 1 toggle. Small hole punch tool.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Main Section
With circular needle and MC, cast on 156 sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
Knit until work from beg measures 15 ins [38 cm]. Cast off.

Base and Flap (make alike)
With MC, cast on 40 sts.
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 17½ ins [44.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

Straps (make 2)
With MC, cast on 11 sts.
1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rep last row for seed st pat until Strap measures 27 ins [68.5 cm]. Cast off.

Toggle Loop
With pair of double pointed needles and MC, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: K4. *Do not turn. Slide back to beg of needle. K4.
Rep from * until work from beg measures 15 ins [38 cm]. Cast off.

FINISHING
Felt all pieces (see “How to Felt Instructions”).
Felted piece for Straps should measure approx 1½ ins [4.5 cm] wide and 23 ins [58.5 cm] long. Felted piece for Main Section should be approx 25 ins [63.5 cm] around and 11¼ ins [28.5 cm] high. Felted piece for Base or Flap should measure approx 6¾ ins [17 cm] wide and 13 ins [33 cm] long.
Cut Base to an oval shape 10 ins [23 cm] wide by 5 ins [12.5 cm] high. Pin to bottom of Main Section. With A, blanket st Base to Main Section. Make 8 small holes with hole punch tool around top edge of Bag for drawstring 1¼ ins [3 cm] down from top edge, spaced approx 3¼ ins [8.5 cm] apart.
Cut Flap shape 9 ins [23 cm] long by 7½ ins [19 cm] wide, having oval shape at front and straight edge at back. With A, blanket st around Flap. Sew Flap to back of Main Section under row of drawstring holes.
Trim Straps to measure 24 ins [61 cm] long. With A, blanket st sides of Straps. Mark center st at top and base of Main Section (center back). Sew ends of Straps on either side of marked st at top of Main Section, under row of drawstring holes. Sew other ends of Straps 4 ins [10 cm] either side of marked st at base.
Trim toggle loop to measure 11 ins [28 cm] long. Sew toggle loop to Flap as illustrated. Sew toggle to correspond to loop.

Twisted Cord: Cut 4 strands of MC 95 ins [235 cm] long. With all strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired. Weave through drawstring holes of Bag having cords meet at center front.