For confident knitters
This wonderful Fara bag is a perfect introduction to Fair Isle knitting. In true form, only two colours are used at any one point and, being knitted in the round, you are not left with dozens of ends of yarn to sew it at the end. A relief to us, for sure! The kit contains 200g of wool in the main shade and 100g in each of the two contrast colours. Three colour options are offered — Sugar Candy reminiscent of those candy necklaces and bracelets once popular, Thistle (blues and pink) and Naturals in three shades as grown by the sheep themselves.
These kits come with a natural Kraft brown carrier with a large decorative Sheepfold label on the front and with a photo label tied to the handle illustrating the finished bag — ideal as a gift either as a kit or as a completed item.
To knit this wonderful bag you will need four 5.5 mm double pointed 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 example shown is approximately 25 cm x 29 cm (diameter x height) depending on how far you take the felting process. Ideal for use as a handbag, or as a knitting bag for your next project.