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Felted Lunch Bag
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L0618 Sturdy and strong, this felted bag is perfect for taking lunch to and from school or work. Felt holds up very well, and this bag's sweet little apple tree detail makes it irresistible.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 1/2 x 6 in. (26.5 x 15 cm), after felting

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-200 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oak Tweed

Natural cream twisted with deep brown


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Note: (A)

860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


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Note: (B)

860-127 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Espresso

Darkest brown


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
4 small red buttons, for apples Sewing needle and thread
STITCH EXPLANATION:
kfb (knit into front and then back) An increase worked as follows: 1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.

2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.

3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - 1 st increased.

NOTES:
1.

Due to the nature of the felting process, the size of your finished pieces can vary.

2.

Lunch Bag and Base are worked with 2 strands of A held tog.

3.

Lunch Bag is felted; Tree design is not.

4.

Because the Lunch Bag includes small buttons, it is not suitable for young children.


INSTRUCTIONS



LUNCH BAG Beg at lower edge, with larger needles and 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 72 sts.

Row 1 (RS): *P19, k1, p1, k1, p11, k1, p1, k1; rep from * once more.

Row 2: *K1, p1, k1, k11, k1, p1, k1, k19; rep from * once more.

Rows 3-48: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 49-52: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 53: (P1, k1) twice, bind off next 11 sts, k1, (p1, k1) 12 times, bind off next 11 sts, k1, (p1, k1) 10 times.

Row 54: (P1, k1) 10 times, p1, cast on 11 sts over the bound-off sts, (p1, k1) 12 times, p1, cast on 11 sts over the bound-off sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Rows 55-58: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.Bind off.





BASE With larger needles and 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 19 sts.

Rows 1-14: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.Bind off.





TREE TOP With smaller needles and 1 strand of B, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1: (Kfb) 4 times - 8 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 10 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Rep Row 2 - 12 sts.

Rows 5-13: Knit.

Row 14: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 10 sts.

Row 15: Knit.

Row 16: Rep Row 14 - 8 sts.

Row 17: (K2tog) 4 times - 4 sts.Bind off.





TREE TRUNK Beg at base of Trunk, with smaller needles and 1 strand of C, cast on 8 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 6 sts at the end of this row.

Beginning with a WS (purl) row, work even (without increasing or decreasing) in St st (k on RS, p on WS), for 13 rows.Bind off.





FINISHING From RS, seam sides of Lunch Bag to form a tube.

Sew lower edge of Lunch Bag to Base.

Felt Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

Pull Bag into shape.





With sewing needle and thread, sew Tree Trunk to felted Lunch Bag, Lap Tree Top over Trunk and sew to Bag.

Sew 3 buttons to Tree, and 1 button beside the Trunk.

With C, stitch a small loop (for leaf) at top of each 'fallen apple' button.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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