Gladstone Bag by Jeanette Sloan

Gladstone Bag

September 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Slip stitch pattern, before felting
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1807 yards (1652 m)
42cm (16.5") wide x 17cm (6.5") high x 14cm (5.5") deep, excluding handles
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Inspired by the colours of the souk in Marrakesh this bag is knitted flat on two needles with a base worked in slip stitch stripes which creates a bright contrast to the bag sides which are worked i n intarsia, swiss darning and subtle 2 colour bead knitting. After felting which gives the bag it’s structure, several embroidery techniques ~ chainstitch, bullion knots & Pekinese stitch ~ are used to create the rich textures on it’s front, back & sides. The beautiful Lucite handle adds a sophisticated finishing touch

Skill level
Advanced beginner / intermediate upwards

1652 m ( 1807 yards ) Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumperweight. This yarn knits as a 4ply so any alternative 100% wool 4ply yarn could be substituted, please note it is used doubled throughout.

Also needed
1 x 25g Twilleys Goldfingering, size 6/0 transparent rainbow beads, 15mm wide oval shell buttons & one pair of Trendsetter Lucite Bag Handles in Brown / Black

Finished measurements
Finished felted bag measures 17 cm high x 42 cm wide x 14 cm deep ( 6 ¾ inches high x 16 ½ inches wide x 5 ½ inches deep ) excluding handles

One pair 5.50 mm ( US 9 ) needles

Pattern gives details of tension over different stitch patterns both before and after felting

Also needed
Darning needle for sewing in ends & embroidery

Pattern combines both charted & instructions

6th June 2011
New amended pdf available with a suggested alternative to the Trendsetter Yarns bag handle used which is no longer available