Felted Tribal Duffle

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Felted Tribal Duffle

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Brightly colored and patterned drawstring-top bag incorporates trendy ethnic style. Measures approx. 24" (64 cm) around x 11 1/2" (29 cm) high. Shown in Patons Classic Wool, using 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles.

Single Size
Approx 24 ins [64 cm] around x 11½ ins [29 cm] high.
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Measurements
Approx 24 ins [64 cm] around x 11½ ins [29 cm] high.

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Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Measurements
Approx 24 ins [64 cm] around x 11½ ins [29 cm] high.

MATERIALS

Bag
Patons Classic Wool Worsted
Main Color (MC) () 1
Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
A Black (00226) 3
B () 1
C () 1

GAUGE

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

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Important to know before felting

  • Record all the measurements and changes before and after felting. You will be able to adjust the method to produce proper results.
  • Always test a sample. Different colored yarns may felt differently.
  • Colorfastness can be affected by very hot water.
  • Any knitting that has been properly felted becomes very dense and matted.

Felting:

  • Put knitted pieces in top-loading washing machine. Using low water level, run a Hot/Cold cycle for 5-15 min. Put in a pair of jeans or large towel (in non-interfering color) for extra agitation.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda for a small load. After one cycle, check for size. Repeat as necessary.
  • Run through the rinse and spin cycle.
  • Lay felted piece on a dry towel, away from heat or sunlight.
  • Shape piece to correct measurements.
  • Allow to dry thoroughly. Do not use a clothes dryer.
  • If an edge ripples, baste a thread through the edge and gather in. Remove the thread after the felting is dry.

Note: When working from charts, carry yarn loosely across WS of work but never over more than 3 sts. When it must pass over more than 3 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at center point of sts it passes over.

Main Section
With MC and circular needle, cast on 156 sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
Knit rows 1 to 12 of Chart I, reading rows from right to left and noting 3 st rep will be worked 52 times.
Rep rows 5 to 12 of Chart I once, dec 2 sts evenly across last rnd. 154 sts.
Knit rows 1 to 11 of Chart II, reading rows from right to left, noting 22 st rep will be worked 7 times and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 156 sts.
Knit rows 1 to 12 of Chart I, noting 3 st rep will be worked 52 times.
Rep rows 5 to 12 of Chart I once.
With MC, knit 3 rnds.
Knit rows 1 to 10 of Chart III, reading rows from right to left and noting 6 st rep will be worked 26 times.
Knit rows 1 to 12 of Chart I, noting 3 st rep will be worked 52 times.

Ribbing: 1st rnd: *With B, K2. With A, K2. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: *With B, P2. With A, K2. Rep from * around.
3rd rnd: *With A, P2. With C, K2. Rep from * around.
4th rnd: As 3rd rnd.
5th rnd: *With MC, P2. With A, K2. Rep from * around.
6th rnd: As 5th rnd.
7th and 8th rnds: As 3rd rnd.
9th and 10th rnds: As 2nd rnd.
Rnds 3 to 10 form ribbing pat.

Work a further 16 rnds in ribbing pat.
With A, knit 1 rnd. Cast off.

Base
With A and pair of needles, cast on 48 sts.
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 15 ins [38 cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.

Straps (make 2)
With A and pair of needles, cast on 9 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 in pat.

FINISHING
Felt all pieces.
Felted pieces for Main Section should measure approx 24 ins [64 cm] around and 11½ ins [29 cm] high. Felted piece for Base should measure approx 8 ins [20.5 cm] wide and 11 ins [28 cm] high.
Cut Base to an oval shape 9 ins [23 cm] wide by 7½ ins [19 cm] high. Pin to bottom of Main Section. With 2 strands of A, blanket st Base to Main Section. Make small holes around top edge of Bag for drawstring 1¼ ins [3 cm] down from top edge, spaced approx 1 inch [2.5 cm] apart.
Trim Straps to measure 24 ins [61 cm] long. Mark center st at top and base of Bag (center back). Sew ends of Straps on either side of marked st at top of Bag, under row of drawstring holes. Sew other ends of Straps 4 ins [10 cm] either side of marked st at base.

Drawstring: With 2 strands of MC, make a twisted cord 38 ins [96.5 cm] long. Weave through drawstring holes of Bag having cords meet at center front.

Twisted Cord: Cut 2 lengths 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.