Please contact us to sign up for the class
Instructor – Madeline Schnapp
Date – October 14, 21, 28, 3-5 PM
Cost – $20
Come join our felted tote bag class where you will learn all about the felting process and how to knit a tote bag that when felted makes a beautiful and practical project to use as a purse or to carry your knitting projects.
New techniques include:
In this class you will learn how to cast-on and knit carrying two yarns, how to pick up stitches around a rectangle, how to change colors for either a striped tote bag or an ombre gradational colored bag. You will also learn how to make a handle by casting-off and casting-on in the middle of your work.
Make sure you do your homework before you come to class, see below!
For this class you need to know how to:
Knit, Purl, Cast-on and Cast-off. While this is not a beginning class, the project is certainly appropriate for a newbie to the knitting scene.
Purchase yarn, and needles. Choose the small, medium or large tote bag pattern.
At home you will knit a rectangle which is the bottom of your tote bag
Using two strands of yarn and a 32″ size 11 circular needle, cast-on and knit as follows:
Small tote bag: Cast-on 20 stitches and knit back and forth in garter stitch for 60 rows.
Medium tote bag: Cast-on 24 stitches and knit back and forth in garter stitch for 100 rows
Large tote bag: Cast-on 22 stitches and knit back and forth in garter stitch for 120 rows
You will need:
PATTERN: Pick up the appropriate sized pattern before class; choose small, medium or large. There is a pattern for each size.
SMALL tote: 3-Skeins of Cascade 220 yarn, wound (2 main color, 1 contrast color)
MEDIUM tote: 6-skeins of Cascade 220 yarn, wound (Stripe bag – 3 of each color; Ombre bag – 2 of each color)
LARGE tote: 7-skeins of Cascade 220 yarn, wound (Stripe bag – 4 or main color, 3 of contrast color; Ombre bag – 3 of bottom color, 2 of middle color, 2 of top color)
1 – Size 11, 32″ circular needle
4 Stitch markers that fit over a size 11 needle