The Ferla Box Bag was inspired by a desire to recreate my favourite bag, bought in Italy some years ago and now slightly past its best, in knitted form.
Ferla is knitted in one piece from the base up using a slip stitch pattern in two colours to produce a tweedy effect.
7.5 x 3.5 x 9 inches/19 x 9 x 23 cm
Information is provided for resizing
Yarn & Gauge
The pattern suggests a bulky weight yarn worked to a gauge of 17 stitches and 31 rows to 10 cm x 10cm (4 x 4 inches) in pattern.
120m/131yds of main yarn
100m/110yds of contrast
You will need yarns of at least 12-16 ply (50m per 50g ball yarns), but can also knit this bag with multiple strands of finer yarn as shown in the photographed samples.
Yarn should be feltable wool as the bag is lightly fulled/felted after knitting. Superwash wools are not suitable for this project.
Information is provided on multi stranding yarns to make up a bulky weight wool.
Needles & Materials
5.0 mm (US 8)
Tapestry needle for sewing in ends
The pattern is provided as a 4 page, english language, PDF download.
You can find out more about this pattern, including info on felting/fulling your bag in this blog post