Woolly Bully Bag Pocket Pattern

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Woolly Bully Bag Pattern


<ul><li><p>Woolly Bully Bag </p><p>(with or without pocket) </p><p>Approx. dimensions before: bag is 14.5 wide x 17 long x 4.5 deep, each strap is 21 </p><p>long x 4.5 wide, flap is 9 wide x 12.5 long </p><p>Approx. dimensions after: bag is 9.5 wide x 8.75 long x 3 deep, each strap is 21 </p><p>long x 2 wide, flap is 4.75 wide x 7.5 long </p><p>Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool </p><p>Yardage: 440 yards (Additional yardage might be necessary if you add a pocket. The </p><p>bag I knitted with a pocket was with Lambs Pride Worsted, and I needed part of a 3rd</p><p>skein, BUT Lambs Pride Worsted has 190 yds/skein instead of Cascades 220 yards.) </p><p>Needles: US 11 29 circular </p><p>Bag is knitted holding one strand of yarn. </p><p>Base </p><p>CO 34 sts on US 11 circular needle. </p><p>Work back and forth in garter st (k every row) for 30 rows. </p><p>Body </p><p>K34 sts, place marker (pm), pick up and k1 st in each garter ridge on short side of base </p><p>15 sts; pm, pick up and k1 st in each st along next long side of base 34 sts; pm, pick up </p><p>and k15 sts along rem. short side of base as before, pm (preferably a different color to </p><p>mark beg of rnd) 98 sts total. Join to work in the round, do not twist sts. </p><p>Rnd 1: P3, k28, p3, sl 1, p13, sl 1, p3, k28, p3, sl 1, p13, sl 1 </p></li><li><p>Rnd 2: Knit </p><p>Repeat rnds 1-2 except on decrease rnds (see below) for a total of 62 rnds. </p><p>Decrease Rnds </p><p>Rnd 20: *K3, ssk, knit to last 5 sts before marker, k2tog, k3, K15*, repeat between * *. </p><p>(total sts 32,15,32,15) </p><p>Rnd 40: (repeat Rnd 20) (total sts 30,15,30,15) </p><p>Rnd 60: (repeat Rnd 20) (total sts 28,15,28,15) </p><p>Set Up for Straps and Flap </p><p>Rnd 63: Bind off next 28 sts for top front opng. of bag, k15 and place on holder for left </p><p>side of strap, k28 for flap and leave on needle, place rem. 15 sts on holder for right side </p><p>of strap. </p><p>Flap </p><p>Work 28 stitches on needle back and forth as follows: </p><p>Row 1: (WS) Sl 1, k2, purl to last 3 sts, k3 </p><p>Row 2: (RS) Sl 1, k to end </p><p>Repeat Rows 1-2 through Row 48 </p><p>Row 49: BO </p><p>Straps </p><p>Place one set of 15 strap sts on needle and work back and forth in garter stitch until strap </p><p>measures 21 from beginning (approx. 99 rows). Place stitches on holder. Repeat with </p><p>other set of 15 strap sts. Use 3-needle bind off to join strap ends. </p><p>NOTE: If you use stockinette stitch instead of garter stitch, the straps may turn out </p><p>shorter than the after dimensions stated above. </p><p>Pocket </p><p>Turn the bag inside out. Pick up &amp; knit 28 sts along the back bottom seam, centered. </p><p>(The side with the flap is the back.) Pick up through a stitch (2 strands of yarn). </p><p>Row 1: Purl (the side facing the back of the bag) </p><p>Row 2: Knit (the front side of the pocket) </p><p>Repeat Row 1 &amp; 2 except for decrease rows. </p><p>Decrease Rows </p><p>Row 20: K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 stitches, k2, k2tog (total sts = 26) </p><p>Row 40: Same as Row 20 (total sts = 24) </p><p>Row 50: Bind off </p><p>With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle, sew sides of pocket to the back of the bag as </p><p>close as possible to the garter stitch edge. </p><p>Finishing </p><p>Weave in all loose ends. </p></li><li><p>Felting </p><p>Place bag in a zippered pillow case and machine wash with a pair of jeans (or something </p><p>similar) using hot water and a small amount of no-rinse laundry detergent. Agitation is </p><p>what makes things felt, but the hot water and detergent help to loosen up the wool fibers </p><p>to speed the process. </p><p>Its better if you do not allow the washer to drain and spin -- you might end up with </p><p>permanent creases in the felt, particularly in the straps. But if you must (and I am one of </p><p>those who must!), as soon as most of the water has drained, stop the washer, take the bag </p><p>out of the pillowcase, and check it for size. Continue this process until you reach the </p><p>desired size. I needed to wash/agitate this bag twice to get a dense, felted fabric. </p><p>Additional Finishing </p><p>The flap will most likely not be perfectly rectangular. You can pull it in both directions, </p><p>and might be able to get it into some kind of reasonable shape, OR you can cut it to a </p><p>shape you like. As long as its a densely felted piece of fabric, it can be cut with no fear </p><p>of unraveling. I rounded the flap edge of this purse by cutting it with scissors until it </p><p>looked the way I wanted. I then added a decorative pin to add weight and pizzazz! </p><p>Abbreviations: </p><p>beg beginning </p><p>BO bind off </p><p>CO cast on </p><p>k knit </p><p>k2tog knit 2 sts together </p><p>p purl </p><p>pm place marker </p><p>rem remaining </p><p>Rnd round </p><p>RS right side </p><p>sl slip </p><p>ssk slip 2 stitches one a time knitwise from the left needle to the right needle, insert left </p><p>needle tip into front loops of both sts and knit them together through their back loops </p><p>st stitch </p><p>WS wrong side </p></li></ul>