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Felting covers the uneven knitting of new knitters. It is for this reason that felted projects, particularly knit felt bags are a great introduction to knitting. It may look complicated, but do not let it intimidate you. You do need to know how to cast on and how to do a knit stitch. The knit felt patterns below do not show you how to knit, so refer to one of our " How to Knit " books on our Knitting Techniques page at http://www.yarn-store.com/knitting-technique-books.htm Other then that, these knit projects are perfect confidence builders.

Do not use super wash wools, cottons, rayons or silks, and do not use any synthetics. These have been coated to be washable without shrinking. Some bleached white wools do not felt and some off white and lighter colors do not felt well. Unless they say unbleached on them. It is always best to knit up and test a small piece.

Carol uses Cascade 220, 100% Wools, in many of her Patterns. Very well known for its excellent felting qualities and extreme range of colors.


Carol Bristol Designs: The Dorset Bag

The Dorset Bag

Knit this 11" tall, 9" diameter base, bag witha mesh stitches or a diagonal stitch pattern. A double layer decorative base maintains shape & durability. Mesh version takes 470 yds of worsted weight yarn. I suggest Cascade's Sierra, or similar worsted weight cotton or cotton blend. Diagonal version takes 550 yds.



The Somerset Bag

Knit with a variety of yarns. Featurs a sturdy double base. 13" tall, 15" long, 7" wide at base. I suggest Cascade's Sierra, or similar worsted weight cotton or cotton blend.



Brookfield Bag

Design options allow you to create your own unique felted handbag. 9" tall, 12" long, 6" wide, snap sides and pockets with flap closures on the front and the back.

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Caitlin's Clutch

A classy clutch for special occasions. Add glitz for the holidays with metallic accent yarns and a jeweled broach. Beaded or chain straps add further elegance. 5 1/4" tall, 10" long and 4" to 1" wide. Will accommodate a small camera, wallet, keys & makeup for the evening. The metal hardware for the handles is knit and then felted into the clutch! The pattern includes a special party purse for a little girl! 4" tall, 8 1/2" long and 3 1/2 to 3/4" wide, with the option to knit or apply a handle strap.

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The Essex Tote

A very roomy handbag with an interior cell phone pocket. Leather strapping or suede strips are laced through the knitted eyelets to cinch in the sides and embellish the tote. Purse feet protect the base. Beads or charms add style to the lacing! 9 1/2" tall, 5" wide, and 11" long. The tote is finished quickly allowing you to spend time selecting your handle & lacing materials! Note: 3 - 36" lengths of 1/8" wide suede lacing strips where used for the Essex Tote-Striped Version and Turquoise Essex Tote.

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Felted Rose Bowl

This versatile vase pattern includes instruction for two rose bowls (approx 4" and 6" tall), and 2 roses & leaf.

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The Fling Bag

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7 page booklet pattern for two sizes with additional instructions for knitting with Noro Kureyon or any self striping feltable wool yarn.Spacious bags with classic lines that can be carried in any season & knit with a variety of yarnsThe perfect “needle-felting canvas” for further embellishment. A great take along project.


The Get Around Tote

2 bags to knit and felt.

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A quick to knit tote with special instructions for a sturdy base!
Small: 10" tall, 11.5" long, and 2.5" wide, perfect handbag size. Large: 12" tall, 13.5" long, and 3.5" wide, great knitting or shopping tote.


The Hearth Bowl

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Banish that stash! The Striped Hearth Bowl was knit with a combination of worsted weight yarns. These decorative storage bowls knit up surprisingly fast with size 15 circular needles and with 3 strands of worsted weight yarn held together. The pattern includes detailed information for successful felting of the slip stitch pattern and shaping tips. Large & sturdy felted bowls, 8" tall, approx 44" circumference with a 10" diameter opening.



Keep Its Organizer

Design options allow you to create your own unique felted organizer. 3 Versions.

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Lattice and Loops Felted Bowls

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Approx 3.5 -4.5" tall, with a 19 -23" circumference. Carol's easy “felters version” of short row shaping creates the base for these bowls. Two sizes ( 3 styles) with fun to knit handles, loops and lattice lace edge treatments! Knit in colors to match the season or your decor.


Merry Minis 1

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Knit with 50-70 yards of sport weight yarn feltable wool for ornament size. If knit with worsted feltable yarns (such as Cascade 220) for accessory bags which are just the right size for holding makeup, stitch markers, gift certificates etc.


Merry Minis 2

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5 more 3-3.5" tall ornaments knit with sport weight yarn feltable wool for ornament size. If knit with worsted feltable yarns (such as Cascade 220) for accessory bags which are just the right size for holding makeup, stitch markers, gift certificates etc.


Penelope Tote

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Approx 9" tall, 10" long, 3 1/2" wide.
A slip stitch pattern creates the vertical stripes! Attach purchased handles or knit sturdy I-cord handles around poly tubing (neat stuff at the hardware store). A matching 6" accessory clutch is included with the pattern.


Picot Vases

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A classic shape. Fill with felted flower stems, knitting needles or insert a glass liner for fresh flowers. Looks lovely on your table or desk! Knit in holiday colors! 7" and 9" tall.


Poinsetta Plant

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A festive decoration for your home or desk, 10.5" tall. Doesn’t need watering and won’t drop drop its leaves! This pattern includes detailed instructions for flower pot, 3 leaf sizes, photo tutorial, wire and nylon cord for the stems. You have the option to knit bobbles or apply beads (not included) for the centers.


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Easy and quick to make with photo tutorial and clear instructions. Three flower sizes, the largest unique to this pattern. Decorate your holiday table, felted bowls, baskets, bags, and packages


Pumpkin Pair

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Two sizes of pumpkin bowls with lids, 4" and 5.5" tall. Needle-felt your favorite autumn design! Fill with wrapped candy and set on your harvest table or mantlepiece.


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The Quick to Felt Gifts pattern is a 7 page booklet which includes the directions for 6+ gift bowls:Three Nested Beaded Bowls, The Sphere Bowl, The Mesa Bowl and variation, and a Tea or Business Card Caddy. The projects can all be knit in one hour each and are perfect for gift giving or home decorating.


Ruffles

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Knit this cute basket or bowl with one skein of yarn each and just a couple of hours! Place a plant inside the basket for a thoughtful gift! Fill with house warming gifts or baby shower gifts.



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