Suitable for all knitters
This handbag is one of our smaller designs. Ideal for some to use as a handbag, while others may prefer it as an evening bag or storage bag for smaller projects, such as sock knitting. The design takes it name from the large knit-and-felt rosette on the front. This kit contains 150g of British wool from Herdwick (grey) or Hebridean (black) sheep. Alternatively there is 200g British wool from Manx Loaghtan (toffee) sheep or the dyed British wool version in hyssop. All are decorated with a cream rosette made with 30g of cream wool and a stylish large button, both also contained in the kit.
These kits come with a natural Kraft brown carrier illustrated by a large decorative Sheepfold label on the front and a photo label tied to the handle to show the finished bag; ideal as a gift either as a kit or as a completed item.
To knit this wonderful bag you will need a pair of 5.5 mm knitting needles and a 5.5 mm circular needle, not to mention an enthusiasm for British wool! With straight sides, this is great for those new to knitting in the round, or those that are ready for a simple project. A stitch marker is useful too to show where each round begins. The ‘hard work’ of felting is easily done in your washing machine; such is the simplicity of knit-and-felt.
The finished size of example shown is approximately 19 cm x 22 cm x 9 cm (width x height x depth) depending on how far you take the felting process; ideal for use as a handbag, or as a small project bag for your next creation.