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This bold felted design is created by using modular knitting techniques.
After making the first square each subsequent square is added using a combination of casting on and picking up stitches. The variegated colouring in the main shade has been used to create the striped motifs with odd stripes of contrast colours added to create flashes of interest.
After felting (fulling) the design is finished with a pair of simply shaped wooden handles, attached with leather thronging to pick up on the ‘tribal’ vibe.
Although there is no complicated shaping used this design is aimed at intermediate knitters and upwards due to the repeated picking up of stitches and the construction technique.
Anchor Wash & Filz It
100% Wool 50 m / 50g ball (54 ½ yards / 1 ¾ oz)
MC sh 210 Exotic x 9 balls
1st Contrast sh 002 Ecru x 2 balls
2nd Contrast sh 005 Sienna x 1 ball
42 cm wide and 27 cm long (16 ½ in wide x 10 ¾ in long) excluding handles
One pair of wooden bag handles (the ones used are from www.kleins.co.uk code no
2 m (just over 2 yards) of thin dark brown leather thonging
Large darning needle for sewing in ends and a further needle for attaching thronging
One set of five 7.50 mm* double pointed needles.
One 7.50 mm* single point knitting needle
*As there is no US equivalent to this size of needle use US 11 instead. The slight difference in size should not be an issue as the design is felted after knitting