Friday, December 28, 2007

tote bag before felting



This bag was knitted from Patons Classic Merino Wool using double strands. It was so huge when the knitting was completed. Before felting, the circumference was more than 60". The top edging is three rounds of applied I-cord per Janet Scanlon's pattern. I used her 'Companion' bag pattern as a starting point and since I had read so many comments on ravelry.com about the finished bag felting smaller than expected, I increased the number of stitches and rows. Lots of knitting.....