Saturday, November 04, 2006
This is a felted bag I made from Noro's Kujaku yarn. It's a lot like Kureyon except it's got a very fine polyester ply. Every 1 to 2 feet the wraps of this filament get very close together for an inch to 3 inches, making the yarn look like string there. This may be why I was able to get a deep discount on the price. I believe it's been discontinued.
The Facts of the Matter
Pattern: Bottom is a garter stitch rectangle whose edge stitches are picked up then knit upward in the round in stockinette. I got number-to-cast-on advice from my cyber fiber friend, Sue/Seiding,who's made a brace of booga bags. Click her name to see them on her blog.
Yarn: Noro Kujaku: 4-5 skeins (can't remember), 1 skein Lamb's Pride worsted in Plum (maybe) for the last inch, the handles and a large pocket to be added later possibly.
Needles: 16" circular, size 10.5 US
Details: The worms come from the tightly wrapped parts of the Kujaku. I tied them into loops and did not knit them because I figured that they'd make weak places and probably holes in the felted fabric. On the bottom I actually cut them, pulled off the tight filament, spit-spliced the yarn and kept