DROPS / 140 / 33

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Felted DROPS bag in ”Alaska”.

DROPS design: Pattern no x-394
Yarn group C
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Measurements before felting: approx. 62 cm x 36 cm.
Measurements after felting: approx. 40 cm x 25 cm.

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 23, brown
50 g colour no 54, purple
50 g colour no 53, dark pink
50 g colour no 58, mustard
50 g colour no 37, dark blue
50 g colour no 45, light olive
50 g colour no 57, denim blue
50 g colour no 11, dark red
50 g colour no 56, grey purple

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 mm (80 cm) - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm. After felting: approx. 20 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DARK BUFFELHORN BUTTON NO 536: 1 piece

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pattern type: bags, shape: square, tips & help: felted,

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BAG: The entire bag is worked in stocking st, work 5 strips that are sewn tog when finished.

STRIP 1 (make 2):
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 20 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with colour no 54 and work 34 rows in each colour in the following order: Colour no 54, 53, 58, 37, cast off.

STRIP 2 (make 2):
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 20 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with colour no 56 and work 34 rows in each colour in the following order: Colour no 56, 11, 57, 45, cast off.

STRIP 3 (make 1):
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 20 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with colour no 45 and work 34 rows in each colour in the following order: Colour no 45, 57, 37, 58, 53, 54, 11, 56, cast off.

Sew strips tog sideways – see figure for placement. Sew the rest of strip 3 to short side on strip 1 and 2 in each side.

Knit up 200 sts around the upper edge of bag with colour no 23 on circular needle size 5 mm. Insert 1 marker in the middle st from one short side = beg of round. Work in stocking st in the round. When 3 cm have been worked, work as follows: K 8, 2 YO, K 2 tog, K 18, 2 YO, K 2 tog, K 38, 2 YO, K 2 tog, * K 18, 2 YO, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* 3 times, K 38, 2 YO, K 2 tog, K 18, 2 YO, K 2 tog, K 10. On next row slip one YO off the needle and K the other YO – make sure that holes are made. Continue in stocking st. When piece measures 7 cm, work as follows: Cast off the first 40 sts on round, work 20 sts, cast off the remaining sts. Cut the thread. Work 28 rows in stocking st over the 20 sts, work next row as follows: Work 9 sts, 2 YO, K 2 tog, work the rest of row. On next row slip one YO off the needle and K the other YO – make sure that a hole is made. Work 5 rows in stocking st over all sts, cast off.

TIE:
Work a tube with 4 sts back and forth on circular needle size 5 mm as follows: Cast on 4 sts with colour no 23 and K 1 row. Then work as follows: * Slide all sts to the right side of needle without turning the piece, tighten thread and K over all sts *, repeat from *-* until tie measures 200 cm. Cut and fasten the thread.

FELTING:
Place the bag and the tie in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the bag to the right size while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent wash, wash the bag at regular wool programme.

Thread tie up and down the holes and tie ends tog inside the bag. Sew button on top of bag.

Diagram

= knitting direction
= colour change

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