Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Felted Entrelac Bag

The entrelac bag is finally felted. I was finished the knitting quite some time ago but had to make a trip to my daughter's to use her top loading washing machine. My front loader is too wimpy to beat wool into felt.

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I used Knitpicks' Wool of the Andes.

9 comments:

LisaK said...

They should use your picture on the front of the pattern! It is beautiful!

Jewels said...

love your bag, the geometry and bold colors are great.

Margot said...

It's beautiful. The colors really show off the pattern.

CarolineF said...

Wow that's lovely, and it looks like it holds its shape nicely!

Marlene said...

It holds its shape best when there is something in it, but yes, the sides of it are nice and thick so it does stand up pretty well even when empty.

Maggie Ann said...

Marlene, your purse is so gorgeous! I love it.

Marlene said...

I don't use it as a purse Maggie Ann. It's open at the top and I would be afraid my wallet would be stolen. Also, it is round, like a big 'ol pot so not very practical as a purse. I use it as a project bag for my knitting, or for carrying whatever to meetings and such.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bag.......is the strap i-cord? If so, would you tell me how many stitches you used? The strap on my felted knitting bag (different pattern than yours) is too "wimpy" and I'd like to knit a new "beefier" one. I like the look of yours. Thanks!.......Gail in Surrey

Marlene said...

Yes Gail, the strap is I-cord. I believe there were 10 stitches in each row. My "Play Room" is a bit of a disaster right now and I can't find the pattern to check for sure. It was either 8 or 10 stitches. It is flat, like a belt when it is being knit, but rounds out quite nicely in the felting process.