I am trying to make a small felted purse from the following pattern:
Juli says to basically knit a large stockinette rectangle, then felt it, then finish it by sewing up the sides. I wanted to make mine similar, just a little bigger, and I plan to add an I-cord strap.
I finished the rectangle, but it seems to me that it would be easier to sew up the sides and THEN felt it. What do you guys think?
I have never felted anything and I am a beginning knitter with only a few dishcloths and a scarf under my belt...
Anyway, here are photos of what I have so far... The first pic is the right side of the whole rectangle. YES it is knit with 2 different colorways of Noro Kureyon. WHY would anyone do that? By accident of course.
I thought they were the same color as the outsides were the same and they were in the same bin in the LYS. I didn't bother to read the color labels until later. Whoops. The first skein starts at the left with the green and ends with the green. I used most of the second skein and saved some for the seaming and I cord. I think (hope) it will look okay in the end...
The second photo is of the bottom folded up where I plan to seam it. I don't like the mustard color at the top so I am hoping to cover it with the top flap... The third photo is about what the top will look like with the flap closed.