Posts Tagged ‘Short Rowing’

Small Felted Fling Purse






I am trying to get some things done for my etsy store and decided to share this little purse with you. It is called the fling purse and it is a hand knitting pattern that I bought from Carol Bristol Designs. I made one plain and then I decided to use up some of the incomplete balls of yarn that I had to make diagonal stripes like I did on another purse. On this purse the diagonal colors are only on the front and they wrap around the side since the sides are knitted while doing the front piece. The reason I did this is because I wanted 20 stitches for each stripe width and there were 59 stitches.(I increased to 60)

Things started out okay but drew a blank on how to do the fourth diagonal. It finally came to me after about three days. lol   I finished it , sewed it together and felted it and was sick when I opened the washing machine. I had one beige color that was not wool!!! All that work, time and yarn wasted. So I went back and did it again. I made up several knitted leaves in all colors and felted them. I had knitted this oak leaf first that is on this bag but it was way too large. When the little leaves looked funny I decided to felt the large oak leaf and it came out the perfect size. I only put one leaf on and one acorn.

I put two pockets on the back piece inside. In my directions I explain how I attached it while knitting the back. You have to knit the pocket first to do this. I like the size and the way they both came out. I needle felted a chickadee on one bag and used an “I” cord for the flower he is sitting on.

Here are my directions. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. These are fun to make.






Felted Purse using Short Rowing

I had a day off from work on Saturday and devoted it to a knitting project. I saw this pattern on a web site called Drops Design. It is a hand knitting pattern and I liked the design. It uses short rowing which I know how to do but trying to convert from a hand to a machine knit was the problem. If I was a smart person I might not have spent about four hours trying to figure it out while knitting. In actuality, I guessed on the numbers of stitches for the stripes and don’t know how I came out with a decent pattern.  I was writing everything down as I did it and then had to cross it out and start again. I know why knitters who write patterns want to get paid for them! I used Lion Brand yarn in Nature’s brown, Oak tweed and Oatmeal. On the back I was going to switch the colors on the stripes but decided to match the front so that attention was not given to the seam. The second picture is taken from the side. I felted knitting for the covered button. I think it will be a magnetic snap instead of a buttonhole. Now you can laugh because I was thinking of this as a craft carrying bag and ended up with a purse! There is one more thing I have to do to this. The area between the button and the handle opens up when you carry it. I am thinking of taking a tuck in on each end to keep that from happening. If you go to Drops Design (the pattern number is NE-049)you will see that the purse they made uses the top for the bottom of the purse. That is why my area with the button curves higher.