Thursday, 10 February 2011

I have the Felting bug ! knit and Felt first attempt

I am well and truly addicted to this Felting lark. So far Ive tried wet felting and love it, then in the last week or so I'Ve dabbled with needle felting.  Now I'm trying knit and felt.  So far I am half way through the knitting of a bag, when it's finished and sewn up I then have to machine wash it at 40  degrees and it will come out smaller and felted !!!  WELL that's the plan anyway, so here is the plan so far. Wish me luck.

First I bought this very yummy pure wool, especially for felting. The colours in stock are so lovely I wanted them all.  I am knitting it with size 6 needles and using garter stitch.  When it's felted the stitches wont show so it's not really worth doing a fancy pattern. Speaking of patterns !! I did my usual thing of being impatient to get going. I have no pattern and don't even know how many stitches I have on the needle ( must count them tomorrow) I just thought that taking away the 3rd shrinkage it look enough. Oh I am such a risk taker ha ha. I may not be laughing if  it doesn't all go to plan !! and it will be an expensive mistake it all goes pear shaped as the wool is £4.20 a ball.

Above is the latest larger needle felted flower I made. I hadn't seen or bought the wool before I made it, so it's amazing that it's a perfect shade for the intended bag.

I will post a photo of the finished bag when it's finished.
So fingers crossed.


  1. OOOOhhh!!! I can't wait, good luck!!

  2. Thanks Kella, I can't wait myself. I saw some finished bags in the shop and loved them, but they come in a kit. All the wool,pattern, 2 sets of round needles, handles, button, gorgeous but £34 so too expensive at the moment. They are big though and the wool is knitted double so they felt lovely and thick, so perfect for a bit of light shopping.

    Mine wont be anywhere near as big but hopefully still a decent size.