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FELTED BAG IN CABLE/BOBBLE PATTERN • Lei
Approx. 11 ¾” x 15 ¾” [30 x 38 cm] after felting, approx. 15 ¾” x 21 ¼” [40 x 54 cm] before felting

Figures on schematic show measurements after felting, figures in parenthesis show measurements before felting. When only one figure is given, it applies to both measurements.


Abbreviations:
alt = alternately, ch = chain, col = colour, cont = continue, dc = double crochet, dec = decrease, dtr = double treble, foll = following, gst = garter stitch, htr = half treble, inc = increase, K = knit, mt = meterage, P = purl, patt = pattern, patt g (MS) = pattern group, psso = pass slipped st(s) over, rem = remaining, rep = repeat, rev stst = reversed stocking stitch, P 1 row, K 1 row, Rs = right side, slst = slip stitch, st(s) = stitch(es), stst = stocking stitch, K 1 row, P 1 row, tbl = through back of loop, tog = together, tr = treble, Ws = wrong side, Wwm = when work measures, yo = yarn over needle, Ärmel = sleeves, Vorder- und Rückenteil = front and back


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Material:
approx. 14 balls (approx. 44yd/40m each) of Lana Grossa Lei (100% merino wool) in dark blue/green (col 5) or fuchsia (col 6) or burgundy (col 10) or grey/green (col 29) or approx. 14 balls (approx. 44yd/40m each) of Lana Grossa Lei Color (100% merino wool) in grey/beige (col 106) or camel/charcoal (col 112). Size 15 [10mm] needles, size O/16 [12mm] crochet hook, cable needle [cn]. Shout® Color Catcher® if desired.
Garter Stitch Selvage:
sl first st of every row kwise, k last st of every row.
Seed Stitch:
k1, p1; on foll rows, k all p sts, p all k sts.
Cable/Bobble Pattern:
work according to chart A. Numbers at right edge of chart indicate RS rows; on WS rows, work sts as they appear or according to chart key. Work rows 1 -62 once.
Cable Panel:
work over 10 sts according to chart B. Numbers at right edge of chart indicate RS rows; on WS rows, work sts as they appear. Repeat rows 1-8 throughout.
Gauge:
9 sts and 15 rows = 4” [10 cm] in seed st before felting; 42 sts and 15 rows = 14 ¼” x 4” [36 x 10 cm] in cable/bobble pat before felting.
Front of Bag:
cast on 62 sts and position sts as foll: selvage st, work 9 sts in seed st, work 42 sts in cable/bobble pat according to chart A, work 9 sts in seed st, selvage st. Work in pat as established for 2 ¼” [6 cm]. Cont in pat as established and bind off 1 st at beg of next 2 rows. * Work 6 rows even in pat, bind off 1 st at beg of next 2 rows, rep from * 5 times more – 48 sts. Cont in pat as established until piece measures 13 ½” [34 cm] from first bind-off row. Bind off all sts. Work back of bag same as for front.
Side and Bottom Piece:
cast on 11 sts and work in seed st for 54 ¼” [138 cm]. Bind off all sts.
Cable Panel:
cast on 10 sts and work cable panel according to chart B for 36 ½” [93 cm]. Bind off all sts.
Strap Links [make 12-16]:
with crochet hook and 3 strands of yarn held tog, ch12 and sew tog to form a ring. Always loop last ring made around previous ring before sewing tog.
Finishing:
sew side and bottom piece between front and back pieces. Sew cast-on and bind-off edge of cable panel tog. With seam of cable panel at one of the side seams, sew cable panel around top edge of bag. Sew strap to WS at each side of bag as shown in photo.
Felting:
place bag, Shout® Color Catcher® and a couple of old towels into washing machine. Set your washing machine on the lowest water setting, the highest temperature and the longest agitation possible. Turn on the machine and let it fill with water. Add small amount of detergent if desired. Shape felted bag by stuffing it with crumpled paper and let dry.