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Ravenclaw Bag

© Kaae

Supplies

3 skeins of multicoloured Kauni in blue and golden colors
Size US/5 (3.75 mm) circular needle
Bronze textile paint
Stencil brush or roller
Piece of cardboard for the inside of the bottom
Glue
Printer
Scrap fabric to cover the cardboard
Yarn needle

Instructions

Co 108 sts. Join, making sure not to twist sts.

Rounds 1-15: Knit.

Round 16: K12, BO 30, k24, BO 30, k12.

Round 17: K12, co 24, k24, co24, k12. (96 sts)

Rounds 18 & 19: Knit.

Round 20: (K11, M1) 8 times.

Crease 1
Round 21: Purl.

Rounds 22-31: Knit.

Round 32: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 21.

Round 33: Knit.

Round 34: (K12, M1) 8 times.

Crease 2
Round 35: Purl.

Rounds 36-45: Knit.

Round 46: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 35.

Round 47: Knit.

Round 48: (K13, M1) 8 times.

Crease 3
Round 49: Purl.

Rounds 50-64: Knit.

Round 65: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 49.

Round 66: Knit.

Round 67: (K14, M1) 8 times.

Crease 4
Round 68: Purl.

Rounds 69-83: Knit.

Round 84: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 68.

Round 85: Knit.

Round 86: (K15, M1) 8 times.

Crease 5
Round 87: Purl.

Rounds 88-107: Knit.

Round 108: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 87.

Round 109: Knit.

Round 110: (K15, M1) 8 times.

Crease 6
Round 111: Purl.

Rounds 112-126: Knit.

Round 127: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 111.

Round 128: Knit.

Round 129: (K14, k2tog) 8 times.

Crease 7
Round 130: Purl.

Rounds 131-145: Knit.

Round 146: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 130.

Round 147: Knit.

Round 148: (K13, k2tog) 8 times.

Crease 8
Round 149: Purl.

Rounds 150-164: Knit.

Round 165: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 130.

Round 166: Knit.

Round 167: (K12, k2tog) 8 times.

Crease 9
Round 168: Purl.

Rounds 169-183: Knit.

Round 184: (K2tog) around, using one knit st and picking up one purl st from Round 130.

Round 185: Knit.

Round 186: (K11, k2tog) 8 times.

Bottom of bag
(K5,k2tog) until 10 or so sts remain.

Break your yarn, thread the yarn tail through the remaining sts and pull tightly.

Weave in ends.

Felting
Turn your bag so that the creases are on the outside and put a small towel inside the bag.

Wash it in your washing machine at 104° F (40° C) with some more towels. The more towels the smaller and harder the bag gets.

Remove the bag from the washing machine and lay it out to dry forming it into the shape that you want it to be. To make the bag round, simply put some towels in it while it is drying.

Stenciling
When the bag is dry, enlarge the stencil to the desired size and print it out.

Ravenclaw stencil

Using the bronze fabric paint and the stencil brush or roller, carefully stencil the bottom of the bag.

Allow to dry according to the manufacturer's directions.

Finishing
Cut a piece of cardboard the lay on the inside bottom of the bag for stability.

Using the scrap piece of fabric, glue it to the cardboard and allow it to dry.

Final Product

Ravenclaw Bag - exterior

Ravenclaw Bag - interior

Ravenclaw Bag - bottom

Credit

Kaae's tutorial was taken with permission from knittingbykaae.blogspot.com.

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