Sorry I’ve been so bad about blogging! I’ve been super busy. One of the things I’ve done since I last blogged was go to Belize to SCUBA dive. You can check out my Belize photos on flickr here. I hope to blog more frequently this year to tell you about all of the interesting stuff I’ve been up to!

My new cabled Wanda Purse Pattern uses decreases to create a stylish flared shape. Wanda is a cabled felted purse with instructions and a pattern for a fabric sewn lining with customizable inside pockets. The Wanda pattern can be purchased at FiberFiend.com and through Ravelry for $6.

You can find more photos of the purse on flickr here.

MATERIALS
Fiber Fiend Bulky Wool (100% Wool 165 yd per 100g skein); 2 skeins Woods
3/4 yd fabric for lining (light to mid-weight cotton recommended)
Coordinating thread
Handles (shown in faux leather)

TOOLS
US13/9.0 mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Cable needle (you need it for these 10-stitch cables!)
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Pins
Scissors
Hand sewing needle to sew lining to bag
Sewing machine (optional) to sew lining together
Ruler

Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 8.5 inches tall by 10 inches wide (at base) by 6 inches deep, after felting
Gauge: 10 stitches per 4″ / 10cm in reverse stockinette stitch, before felting

Skills: Decreasing, Cables, Seaming, Sewing (for lining)

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