Suitable for all knitters
Sheepfold’s latest bag kit is Aztec — knitted with one main colour and a contrasting dyed wool for the simple Fair Isle design around the top. It is a wonderful introduction to Fair Isle knitting, having just a single patterned band near the top and only two colours used. The kit contains 250g of the main shade and 50g of the contrast shade. Once felted a magnetic clasp is added for a more secure closure. The handles are shoulder bag length making it ideal for carrying around, whether as a handbag or as a project bag.
These kits come with a natural Kraft brown carrier illustrated by a large decorative Sheepfold label on the front; 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! The I-cord handles are knitted with 4.5 mm double pointed needles. Stitch markers and stitch holders are useful too. The ‘hard work’ of felting is easily done in your washing machine; such is the simplicity of knit-and-felt.
The finished size of the example containing hand-dyed wool is approximately 26 cm x 31 cm x 12 cm (width x height x depth) depending on how far you take the felting process.