Is my goal this summer! And here are some of the results. The little change purse was knit with two strands of yarn held together (a Noro and a solid) in a k1, sl 1 pattern like the stash bag below. The gold & yellos clutch is Cascade 220 and the striped is Noro. What a difference in the felting process. The Cascade took about 10 minutes total to felt, while the Noro took about 45 minutes and you can still see a little bit of stitch definition.
Brown & Gold Felted Clutch:
About 50 yards of each color
Size after felting 8"x4 1/2"
CO 76 sts.
on 16" or 24" size 10 1/2 circs and join. K in main color for 4 1/2 "
Dec. 2 stitches in next row. Attach CC color - knit for 4 1/2". Dec. 2 sts. in next row. BO 36 sts.
Knit in st. stitch for 4 rows, then decreast on each side every other row until 10 stitches remain.
BO. Crochet around flap and opening (optional). Sew up bottom seam and felt. Sew on button and cut a slit in the flap for button hole.
Noro Felted Clutch:
Size after felting 8"x4 /2"
One skein of Noro Kuryon (I used every bit of it)
CO 76 sts on 10 1/2 circs and join. Knit around for 4". Dec. 2 sts. in next row. Knit for another 4", Dec. 2 sts in next row. BO 36 sts. K 2 rows. Dec. on stitch each side every other row until there is just enough yarn left to sew up the bottom seam. Felt. Sew on button and cut a slit in the flap for the button hole.
Size after felting About 4" x 4"
Small amounts of 2 colors of
worsted weight yarn
On size 8 needles CO 20 sts.
Row 1: K1, Sl 1 across
Row 2: Knit across
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until piece is about 10" long.
Next row: K 8 sts in sl st pattern, BO 4 sts. K remaining 8 sts in sl st. pattern.
Continue in pattern until piece measures about 11".
Fold bottom up about 3 1/2" and sew side seams. Sew on button.