DROPS / 117 / 7

Kiwi by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS bag in ”Eskimo”.

DROPS design: Pattern no EE-257.

Width = approx 45 cm. Height = approx 25 cm.
Width = approx 25 cm. Height = approx 14 cm.

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
350 g colour no 11, khaki
100 g colour no 03, dark brown

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 9 mm – or size needed to get 10 sts x 14 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS Buffalo horn buttons, no 536: 1 pc.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: bags, felted,

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Work end piece of bag first, then the bottom piece and then the other end piece. Now pick up sts along one side of bottom and knit front piece. Pick up sts the other side of bottom piece and knit back piece. Then knit flap and straps.

Cast on 6 sts on needle size 9 mm with khaki and work stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME on row 2 cast on 4 new sts at the end of row, at the end of next row cast on 4 new sts the other side. Repeat the inc each side 1 more time = 22 sts. Continue in stocking st until piece measures 25 cm. Insert a marker (end piece is now finished). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue in stocking st until piece measures 40 cm from marker, insert a new marker (piece between the 2 markers = the bottom). Continue until piece measures 21 cm from the last marker. Now cast off at the beg of every row: 4 sts 2 times each side = 6 sts left on needle. Cast off.

Front piece: Pick up 40 sts between the 2 markers along one side of bottom on needle size 9 mm with khaki – pick up in outer loops of sts. Work stocking st for approx 30 cm (piece should measure the same as end pieces), and cast off.
Back piece: Repeat along the other side of bottom, but when piece measures approx 30 cm (adjust to end pieces) only cast off 13 sts each side = 14 sts left on needle for flap. Continue in stocking st on these 14 sts for 18 cm. On next row cast off the 4 middle sts for buttonhole, and cast on 4 new sts over cast off sts on next row. Work 4 rows on all sts, and cast off.

Cast on 8 sts on needle size 9 mm with dark brown. Work stocking st back and forth on needle for approx 80 cm (1 ball of yarn) cast off.
Sew strap tog, edge to edge, to a tube, but leave 5 cm each end. Knit 1 more strap.

Sew front and back pieces to end pieces, edge to edge. Do not sew on straps before felting!

Wash bag and straps in the washing with a detergent free of enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but without pre-wash. Shape the bag while still wet and leave to dry. At subsequent washed wash the bag at a wool programme.

Sew a strap to the outside of bag on front and back piece – let the seam on strap face the bag. Sew on button to fit buttonhole on flap.

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