Thursday, May 8, 2008

Felted Fair Isle Bag

Here is my Fair Isle Bag....all done. I must confess that the bag itself has been done for quite some time. I just kept putting off getting it finished. But it is! The bag was knit using a pattern from Interweave Felt....2007 issue. It was my first large fair isle project. I spun the yarn from polypay x wool and then hand-dyed it the colors I wanted. I think the bag came out a bit on the bright side of things.....but really love the way the colors all work together. The bag is lined....complete with pockets. It has a solid bottom and vinyl handles. A magnetic snap closure was used. And 3/4" inch elastic was inserted in the casing around the top of the give it more support so it doesn't gape open. All in all, the completed bag turned out much nicer than what I was anticipating. Loved doing the fair isle work, too. I even took a picture of the inside of the bag (next to the picture of the bag bottom) so you could see what the backside of the fair isle looks like after felting. Isn't it pretty?


  1. This is so pretty. I'm full of admiration at the number of different techniques you had to use to get it done.

  2. Thank you, Amanda. I gave the bag to my mother as an early Mother's Day gift. She simply loved it!!