Thursday, June 07, 2007

Noro Ruffle Felted Bag Pattern


WALDEN KNITS NORO RUFFLE FELTED BAG

Here is the pattern for the bag that I taught at A Knitter's Fantasy.

MATERIALS


1 skein NORO Kureyon


small amount of 100% Wool Cascade 220


Size 9, 10 1/2 or 11 needles 24 " circular and double pointed same size


Row counter; Stitch marker; Tapestry needle.


Dimensions before felting: Dimensions after felting:


Bottom 5 " x 5 " Bottom 4" x 4"
Height 9" Height 6 1/2"
Width 9" Width 5 1/2"
Lenght of I cord strap 36 " Length of I cord strap 23"

BOTTOM OF BAG

Cast on 16 stitches. Knit every row 30 - 34 rows (17 ridges)


You should have a square or rectangular bottom.



Pick up and knit 16 stitches along the edge of your bag – you will be picking up a single loop of yarn at the end of each of the ridges. You should be at the beginning of cast on edge.


Pick up 16 stitches using the loops at the bottom of the cast on row.


Pick up and knit 16 stitches along the last edge of your bag.


Place a marker to denote beginning of rounds.


You should have 64 stitches.


If you have more or less, it doesn't matter.


Just make sure you have the same number of stitches on corresponding sides.



BODY OF BAG




Rounds 2-9: Knit.


Round 10 (decrease round): (K2tog, knit to two stitches before the next marker, SSK, slip marker) around. 56 stitches.


Rounds 11-19: Knit.


Round 20: Repeat decrease round. 48 stitches.


Rounds 21-29: Knit.


Round 30: Repeat decrease round. 40 stitches.


Rounds 31-33: Knit.


Round 34: Purl.


Round 35: Bind off in purl.


Doing the last rows and binding off in purl gives it a little more of a bump or


distinction at the top.



RUFFLE



With RS facing, along either long edge pick up 60 stitches -


pick up all around, your number of stitches may be different.


K in front and back of each stitch across – (it will be double whatever # you picked up)


120 stiches. K 7 rows. Bind Off.



I CORD HANDLES


Cast 4 stitches onto double pointed needles. Knit the first 3 rows,

then switch to I - CORD (don't turn, slide to end).



Knitting the first and last 3 rows gives you a flat end which is easier to sew onto the bag.


When your handle is long enough, knit the last 3 rows.



Bind Off.
Make 1 or 2 handles depending upon your preference.



Attach handle strap to the inside of the bag with the same yarn BEFORE felting.



FELT






3 comments:

Kim said...

Lovely bag! I may just have to do this one. Thanks for sharing it!!

Laura said...

Hi - several friends and I are considering making this bag and have a question. Did you use the contrasting yarn at the ruffle out of necessity (out of Noro)? Some are considering continuing the Noro for the ruffle portion and want to be certain one skein will suffice. Thank You!

Judy said...

Hi Laura, I used the cascade 220 for the ruffle just for a contrast. You can certainly continue using the noro. Have fun and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for your interest in my bag!