View Full Version : FO: French Market Bag (with variations)

mrs desert rain
10-25-2006, 02:03 PM
Okay, it's felted! Finito! Yeah!!!

I didn't follow the pattern (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTfrenchmarket.html) exactly -- in particular, the handles. But, should you have this project OTN or if you're thinking of making it, I'd use the handle pattern specified. Mine are decidedly wimpy compared to the substantial bag size. I also made the bag a good bit larger than detailed.

All in all, I'm happy. It took 3 hot-water washes and 2 thirty-minute runs through the dryer. The manos felted PERFECTLY. It has a traditional "felty" feel. The Peace Fleece and the brown "mystery" yarn... not so much. I can still see the stitches, and the more I washed/dried, the fuzzier it became. :shrug:

Pictured here, it's holding a smidgen of my stash. Lots o' room! The handles (I-cord, BTW) are just long enough to sit on my shoulder.

10-25-2006, 02:13 PM
Oooh, it's so cute! Great job.

10-25-2006, 02:28 PM
Love it, its great!

10-25-2006, 02:39 PM
Mystery or not, it looks great! So cozy and earthy! And I see YARN peeking out of it! :cheering:

10-25-2006, 02:59 PM
Lovely :cheering:

10-25-2006, 03:03 PM
ooohhhh i love the bag you did a great job.

10-25-2006, 04:58 PM

10-25-2006, 05:22 PM
Oh, I :heart: that. Thanks for posting the pattern. I've never felted knitting but I want to try that bag!

How fun to keep your knitting in something you knitted!

10-25-2006, 08:54 PM
Yay! :cheering: You finished it! I knew it was going to be lovely.

10-31-2006, 12:14 PM
fabulous bag and the choice of yarn is amazing! it felted perfectly!

10-31-2006, 01:02 PM
I love it! Those colors are perfect! :heart: