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Loom & Knit Felted Bag

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
Lion Brand yarns:
Alpine Wool: 4 skeins Chili (A), 1 skein Vanilla (B), or colors of choice
Fishermens Wool: 2 skeins Natures Brown (C), or color of choice
Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn Collection Knit & Weave Loom Kit
Sharp large-eyed embroidery needle
Steam iron & ironing surface, if necessary
DIRECTIONS:
GAUGE:

10 stitches = about 4" with 1 strand of A or 2 strands of C held together.
Be sure to check your gauge.
NOTES:
1. The instructions provided in the loom manual for casting on are the same for both flat knitting and knitting in the
round when making a tube. These instructions are listed under the heading of Single Knitting.
2. Follow loom manual instructions for Single Knitting for how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
3. Follow loom manual instructions for Changing Color.
4. Bag is worked in 4 pieces: Bag Body, Base and 2 Straps.
5. Bag Body and Base are knit in the round. Once casted on, continue knitting in a clockwise direction around loom
for single knitting in the round.
6. Straps are worked back and forth in rows on a semi circle piece. The curved shape of the semi circle piece does not
affect the shape of the finished knit fabric.
7. Due to the nature of the felting process, the size of finished pieces can vary.
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BAG:
Bag Body and Base Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: two 28-hole semi circle pieces, two 36-hole pieces, four 12-hole pieces, four 6-hole pieces.
Connect pieces to form an oval as follows: 28-hole semi circle piece > 36-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece
> 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > 28-hole semi circle piece > 36-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > 12-hole
piece > 6-hole piece.
Insert one large contrast color peg anywhere along loom setup to mark the beginning of round. Continue placing large
pegs into every other hole along each 28-hole semi circle piece, 36-hole piece, 12-hole piece and 6-hole piece 100
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working pegs placed.
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BODY:

With one strand of A, and starting at contrast color peg, cast onto every peg.

Knit in the round until piece measures about 16" from beginning, then work in Stripe Sequence as follows, following
loom manual instructions for changing color:
STRIPE SEQUENCE:
Knit 2 rounds with one strand of B;
Knit 4 rounds with one strand of A;
Knit 8 rounds with one strand of B;
Flatten Base and seam cast on edge for bottom seam. Mark and sew corners same as for the Bag Body. Turn Base
Knit 4 rounds with one strand of A;
right side out.
Knit 2 rounds with one strand of B;
Fold down top edge of Bag Body to the wrong side along the hemline and sew in place. Turn Bag Body and Base right
Knit 10 rounds with one strand of A;
side out.
Purl one round with one strand of A to make hemline;
Fold each Strap in half lengthwise and seam long sides together. Seam can be on the outside of the Strap since the
Knit 4 rounds with one strand of A for hem.
stitches will not be very visible after the felting process.
Bind off.
FELTING:
BASE:
Machine wash pieces on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle using detergent and including several pieces of clothing to agitate.
With 2 strands of C held together and starting at contrast color peg, cast onto every peg.
Pull pieces into shape and allow to air dry. If needed, use steam iron to shape pieces.
With 2 strands of C, knit in the round until piece measures about 7" from beginning.
Slip Base over Bag Body. With C threaded into embroidery needle, work blanket stitch around top edge of Base, sewing
Bind off.
through both layers to attach Base to Bag Body.
Position a Strap onto one side of Bag, with ends of Strap at top edge of Base. Pin Strap to Bag. Try on Bag and check
STRAPS make 2:
Strap length. If needed, Strap ends can be trimmed shorter the felting process will prevent the fabric from unraveling.
Loom Configuration
With C threaded into embroidery needle, sew sides of Strap to Bag Body.
Use the following piece: one 28-hole semi circle piece.
Attach second Strap to other side of Bag.
Insert 12 large pegs into every other hole along semi circle piece 12 working pegs placed.
With B threaded into embroidery needle, sew a large X through each end of each Strap, sewing through Bag Body.
With 2 strands of C, cast onto every working peg.
Knit every row until piece measures about 55 from beginning.
Finished Circumference 30" after felting
Bind off.
Finished Length 14" after felting
FINISHING:
Flatten Bag Body and seam cast on edge for bottom seam. Turn Bag wrong side out and flatten Bag so that bottom
seam is centered. Mark a 3 line across both lower corners of Bag Body, at a right angle to bottom seam see
diagram. Sew along marked lines to make bottom of Bag.

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