Molly's Carpetbag


Cricket Toomey

Two-color Fair Isle takes on an ombre effect in this felted carpet bag.

Finished Size 10" wide, 9" tall, and 5½" deep.

Yarn Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Peruvian highland wool; 110 yd [101 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #24283 cobblestone heather (MC), 4 skeins; #25071 papaya heather (CC), 3 skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; 10" × 5½" piece of plastic or ⅛" plywood for bottom of bag; 32" × 13" piece of fabric for lining (optional); 12" leather purse handles (sample shown with custommade handles); 1" buckle; 9" tubular frame for top of bag; 15" × 5" piece of leather; sewing needle and thread; leather sewing needle and thread; leatherworking awl.

Gauge 20 sts and 26 rnds = 4" in charted patt, before felting.

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