Sunday, September 09, 2007

My first felted bag

I was captured by a Patons SWS colorway one day and knit a little bag using two skeins. It was nice, but not spectacular and I never did get around to felting it.


One day on Ravelry, I spied 3 skeins of a different colorway offered for sale or trade and soon it was mine too.


In August, my LYS had a weekend retreat and the technique that I wanted to learn was Entrelac.



I unraveled the first bag and used some of that yarn to knit the bottom of this bag, I then used 2 skeins of the new yarn to knit the first 4 rows of entrelac, the next two rows of entrelac was from the first yarn again and then the bag was finished off with the remaining skein of the new colorway. An I cord bind off and I cord tie and then into the washer.



I was a little concerned exactly how to do the felting in my front loader. I can't adjust the spin or rinse cycles and decided to check on the bag after just 3 minutes in the washer. Good thing as it was already as felted as I wanted it to be. I have a box in it right now and it's drying out on the back patio. I'll post pics as soon as it's dry and assembled.


These pictures don't really do justice to the vibrancy of the colors in this.




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14 comments:

Bobbie said...

Beautiful! I've tried entrelac and really didn't care for it, but I sure like the way it felted up! I may have to re-think the entrelac.

Deb said...

Beautiful! I love entrelac:) Did you see there is now an entrelac group on Ravelry?

Steel City Knitter said...

I never would have thought of doing entrelac with the SWS, but it looks awesome!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! I have a front-loader, too, but mine won't let you open the door if you interrupt the cycle, so felting is always a crap shoot.

I love how the colors play out in your new bag! :)

Shelly said...

Wow, Barbara! Very nicely done!

Yosemite said...

I just love the way it turned out. The colours are great.

Meghan said...

Ooooo I love that! The colors are so beautiful and I really like how the entrelac felts. I may have to try one!

MonicaPDX said...

LOL, everyone's said everything I can think of, so - ditto!

Holly Schwendiman said...

Awesome! Truly awesome dear.

Hugs,
Holly

T. said...

Brava! The fabric looks especially lovely in entrelac... Make us all cheery to see it.

TLG

Anonymous said...

Sis, you are right, the pictures dont do it justice. I have seen this bag in person and it's beautiful. By the way Sis, if the posting is right there in my face, how can I NOT read it...lol

love you
bonnie

Karen said...

It's so much better in person. Thanks for bring it to OFFF.

Holly said...

That bag is gorgeous. I think I might have to learn entrelac just for a bag of that sort. The colors felt so beautifully!

Robin said...

Love the colors of your bag! Jeweltones. Beautiful!