The Well Travelled Bag

The Well Travelled Bag……… I cannot decide if I am disappointed or not with the result, yet.

I had wanted to make this pattern for a very long time

Waited a year until I found the grommets.

Really was feeling pleased after the pattern turned out to be no fuss at all.

Learnt to make the handles on the French Knitter with this great video

The  yarn has felted really nicely  and it took just one wash,Full Cycle.

What  I totally  wasn’t expecting was that the colour would bleed!!!!

I had envisioned a bag similar to the  the beautiful bag in the pattern . But my fern green disappeared completely  and my bag  looked better unfelted

I don’t know where it went wrong, and I do have some scrap yarn to try again and find out.Maybe a smaller version.

The Patons I found here, worked so nicely that I used the same settings for this too. I wonder if I should have used a shorter cycle.

So the deed has been done.The more I look at it as I type, the I feel sad that it didn’t turn out the way I was expecting it to. Still I don’t completely dislike it.

Maybe I will try this  same pattern with the patons yarn  I  found here.A trip to the  Sewing store to check if they have any of  those Patons yarns left there still, is in order.

The Project Details:


Knit Picks Wool of the Andes  100% Peruvian wool : 3/4 th skein Holly berry(lot 84440) ;Tan (lot 98060) ; Fern (lot 85680)

Knit Picks  Wool of the Andes 100% Peruvian Highland wool ( are they different??) :2 skeins chocolate (lot 2086)

Hook :K susan Bates

Notions:Grommets (I must thank hubby who pounded it in for me)

Pattern: Dawn’s Well Travelled Bag

Categories: Bags, Crafts, Felting, Handmade, Life styleTags: , , , ,

Pearlin J

My name is Pearlin.I like to share my crafty creations,recipes, free patterns, travel tales and other tidbits in my life from my home in Christchurch New Zealand

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