Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
225 - 250 yards (206 - 229 m)
9.5" x 7.5" felted, not including strap
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This pattern is to make the messenger bag pictured. You will have done in a jiffy using any bulky weight wool! It requires only 2 skeins of Lamb’s Pride Bulky.

It is 9.5” x 7.5” after felting. It has a pleat at the bottom (very easy to do!) to allow a little more room.


Skill Level (1 Easy- 4 Advanced) :
2 Experienced Beginner

Description: This bag is only ranked 2 instead of 1 because of the backstitch seaming. Bag is knit in one long rectangle. Strap is knit separately and then sewn on to body of bag before felting.

Needles: US size 10.5, 29” circular (The circular needles are needed for number of stitches for strap. Do not join, but work back and forth as if on straight needles.)
Yarn: any bulky wool yarn that will felt (not superwash wool)

Yarn used: 1 skein each Lamb’s Pride Bulky in M-01 Sandy Heather and M-06 Deep Charcoal. Each skein: 85% wool, 15% mohair, 4 ounces, 125 yards

Strap drop length: approximately 27” felted

Notions: yarn needle for seaming, button for front closure

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Thanks so much!