(These measurements are based on 100grams of a thick thin wool like Colinette Point5 or Silkwood Contessa,
to use another wool then I would add 1/3 more than the size you want felted,
eg 1 and 1/3 the height of a soup tin etc)
Pick up stitches around the sides placing a stitch marker at the first stitch only
and begin knitting in the round.
Then knit 25 rows. On the next row knit into the front and back of every stitch
until you reach the marker.(you will now have double the stitches) Then repeat
(you will have 4 times the stitches you started with). On the 3rd row for a small bag (100g)
or 4th for a larger bag (200g +) Bind/cast off. Then using the remaining wool
knit a 3 stitch i-cord for a small bag or 4 for a larger bag.
Attach the i-cord on opposite sides of the inside top edge and felt the bag.
I used a medium wash on 90 degrees to felt my bag. Your machine may be different,
swatching is always safer. When drying I used a soup can of suitable size (wrapped
in a plastic bag to avoid rusting/staining) to help the bag keep it's shape.
When it's dry you may want to add some stiffening to the handle. This is a matter of
preference only. You can also add novelty yarn to the edge if using a single colour,
just double strand with the wool when knitting the edge.
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