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Shell Knitting for a Bag in German Wool

Sep 10, 2012
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Lesley O'Connell Edwards

Appleton's Crewel Wool, 100% wool yarn, 27 yards (24.7 m)/skein, 1 skein each of 13 colors, and 2 skeins of another 3 colors; the sample was worked in the following 16 colors in this order: #581, #187, #186, #698, #697, #479 (2 skeins), #478, #477 (2 skeins), #476 (2 skeins), #475, #474, #473, #472, #471, #851, and #841, running from dark to pale; #479 was used for the rib at the top; the handle was made with 1 strand each of #476 and #477
The Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors, 100% hand-dyed silk thread, 7 yards (6.4 m)/skein, 1 skein of #031 Soft Apricot for tassels
Needles, set of 4 double pointed, size 000 (1.5 mm) and size 0000 (1.25 mm); 1 pair of size 00 (1.75 mm no.15)
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Finished size: 5¼ inches (13.3 cm) wide and 6 inches (15.2 cm) tall, excluding handle
Gauge: 1 patt rep (19 sts and 5 rnds) = about 1⅜ inches (3 cm) wide and ⅓ inch (.8 cm) high; exact gauge is not critical for this project


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