Canteen Bag – Rachel Battaglia Nissen
The bag consists of two knitted circles joined together with a side panel. Stitches for the flap are picked up from the top edge of one circle, and the handle is knitted separately, then sewn in place before the whole thing goes in the washing machine for felting.
Finished Size About 11" (28 cm) diameter after felting, laid flat and excluding handles.
Yarn SandnesGarn Fritidsgarn (100% wool; 76 yd [70 m]/50 g): #9535 light green (MC) and #8582 dark green (CC), 2 skeins each. Yarn distributed by Norwegian Spirit.
Needles Size 11 (8 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle; size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook; mesh laundry bag or pillowcase for felting.
Gauge 12 st and 16 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd, before felting.