Monday, June 18, 2007

Bar Harbor Shell Bag

Bar Harbor Shell Bag


The bag in the pine tree is not felted. The bags at the beach are felted! The picture of the bags on the rock shows the bottom of the bags.

To felt or not to felt? This will be your decision.!The knit "Bar Harbor Shell Bag" is beautiful and unique! The tessellating shells have a beautiful texture and are outlined in black for a stained glass look. The knit bag is beautiful whether you decide to felt is or not. Unfelted the bag has a rich texture and the shells seem to stand out from the black outlines. Felt the bag and the shells still have some stitch definition. This bag does not look like a typical felted bag. The bags seem to glow.

-The purple/periwinkle bag above was made with Lamb's Pride Worsted wool.
-The multi colored, green/yellow/pink/tan, bag was made with Noro "Kureyon" a beautiful variegated yarn that has colors picked by a Japanese artist. This pattern when knit and felted with Noro"Kureyon" has amazing results. The bag is firmer than other bags felted with Noro "Kureyon". The bag can also be made with other wools that felt.

Pattern Information:The bag is worked from the top down in rounds. There are 6 shells knit individually in each round and joined as you knit. The diagrams used in the pattern are actual pictures. It looks more complicated than it is and once you "get the hang" of it you will not want to put your knitting down.

Dimensions: Unfelted: 15" across, 14" tall and a 10" round bottom. Felted: 14" across, 12" tall and a 9" round bottom. The bag can be felted to a smaller size.

The knit pattern is $8.00. Please us the Paypal "Add to Cart" button above. The pattern is sent as a .pdf attachment, usually within 24 hours. ...To use a money order, check, hard copy of the pattern, or for other information e-mail
Errata: Round 12- row 6: part in parentheses should read *(p1, k2)*2x (older copies)


Deb said...

This may be a stupid question, but how does this pattern differ from the Stained Glass bag? They're both beautiful but I can only detect subtle differences.

Madeline said...

The bag patterns are different. One is a rose and the other an orchid! :)
The "Bar Harbor Shell Bag" is designed to look like actual shells. The bag has texture and can be used with or without felting. I knit one sample with worsted weight wool and it came out beautiful, felted and unfelted. The "Bar Harbor Shell Bag" sample knit with Noro "Kureyon" gave me a big surprise. It was beautiful before felting, but after felting I discovered that the bag felted thicker than anything that I had ever felted with Noro "Kureyon" before. The texture of the shells made a big difference in the felted bag. The "Bar Harbor Shell Bag" is different than most felted bags because it has texture and the black outlines make it look like stained glass.
The "Felted Stained Glass Fan Bag" Version 1 was made with every fan being a different color. I used different skeins of Noro "Kureyon". When this bag dried after felting I held it up in the sunshine and put my face into the opening of the bag and it was like being inside of a kaleidoscope. I felt like I was in a genie's bottle. I get lots of comments when I use this bag. ....The "Felted Stained Glass Fan Bag" Version 2 is knit as the yarn comes off the skeins of Noro "Kureyon". It is less work to knit the bag this way, but it still comes out beautiful. The bags can be knit with worsted weight wool too.

KnitFloozy said...

The bags are beautiful! I can't wait to work on these myself.

Jane said...

Your bags are beautiful Madeline. Which one would you say is the easiest to knit? Do you live in or near Bar Harbor?

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Amanda said...

These are gorgeous! Just curious, how many skeins of Noro kureyon is recommended for one of these bags?


SockMamaLiz said...

Oh! So beautiful. This is one of those --- drop everything and start this -- projects. Thanks for offering your beautiful, unique patterns. I can't wait to get started!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get my pattern. I generally don't use other people's patterns but this one is just great. I'm going to scrap my existing bag project and make this one instead. I may even have a go at felting, something I haven't bothered to do before. Wish me luck? Vic

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