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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Knit one pearl two

5 or 6 years ago I made myself this purse.  Last fall the strap gave out.  I was so bummed because I like this purse and it goes with so many of my outfits "eclectic".

The original strap was simple knit 4 across.  I had made a smaller purse and made a different strap on it.  That strap was knitting 4 across but you use a double pointed needle (or circular needles) and when you get to the end, you slide the knitting to the other point and continue like you are going in a straight line.  It pulls together like a tube.

Cell Photo by Trisha Field
Repairing my felted purse
I attached the wool and knitted until it was a length that I liked.  Then I used the hotel washer to felt it.  It came out broken.  I did two things wrong. I forgot to knit with two yarns together and I didn't put it in a laundry bag so it ended up around the agitator and the single yarn failed the stress test.
If at first you don't succeed try and try again. I had just enough wool to redo the handle again.  I may need buy more wool.  These hotel washers still have agitators in them. I can't felt well from home the front load washers just don't felt as well.

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