Half-Felted Knapsack

A felted satchel bag is worked with two yarns in the same colorway. The base and straps are felted; the upper body of the bag is not felted. By weaving the I-cord straps through holes at the top edge, the bag opening can cinch closed.

Designer Christina Moran
Finished Size 28" circumference and 17" tall.
Yarn Louet Clyde (95% wool, 5% silk; 82 yd [75 m]/50 g): #08 pink paradise (MC), 3 skeins. Louet Bonnie (94% wool, 6% silk; 88 yd [81 m]/50 g): #08 pink paradise (CC), 3 skeins. (See Notes.)
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn) and 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Tapestry needle;
• marker (m);
• smooth cotton waste yarn (or non-felting fiber).
Gauge 15 sts and 25 rows = 4" in St st in the rnd with CC.

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