Thursday, 26 April 2012

Honey, I shrunk the handbag!

I knitted this handbag using Sirdar Eco-wool. Didn't bother with a pattern, just used a circular needle - 78 stitches, round and round until it was long enough, then cast off leaving 2 blocks of 9 stitches which became the handle. A little bit of wool left over so knitted a square to make into a pocket.

The plan was to put the finished item through a hot wash to shrink it into a felted bag.
And it came out rather smaller than I expected!
So now I have a cute, dinky bag, lined with cotton...
... just the right size for a lipgloss, some keys and a five pound note!
Definitely no space for raisins, colouring pens, cartons of juice, moshi monsters or wet wipes!





4 comments:

  1. Its lovely very dinky ideal fr night out.

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  2. Think you ought to test it out on a night out ;). Looks lovely!

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  3. The perfect girl bag!

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