Tuesday, September 7

Bagatelle - a tiny felted bag

Bagatelle is a little tote bag that I knit with leftover feltable wool. Felted it stands 7.5" tall (not including handles) and 16" around.

I used about 130 yards of Patons Classic Wool in the Regency colorway with a pair of size 10 (6 mm) 16" circular knitting needles. (Any worsted weight feltable yarn will work.) The bag is knit from the bottom up starting with a garter stitch rectangle for the bottom. The sides are picked up around the rectangle and then it's knit in the round. The handles are formed by binding off and casting on stitches along the top edge. The stockinette handles roll to form tubular handles when felted. No seams to sew! It's very simple to upsize.

This is a free pattern. If you're a member of Ravelry, you can click HERE to download a copy of the pattern. Have fun!

P.S. This pattern was part of the Holiday Mystery Gifts Along (knit & crochet) for the 2009 season. I'm donating some new patterns to this year's group. If you want to find out, you'll have to click HMG to join the fun. LOL! The 2010 season starts on Saturday, September 18th!

1 comment:

paula, the quilter said...

That is too cute. I will have to look for that pattern.