Alison Crowther-Smith

Bump Bag


The Bump Bag pattern is now ready to purchase.  This is a felted bag that I use as a knitting bag, but you can use it for other things too.

Knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed, it is durable and strong, so it doesn’t need lining.  The knitting is very simple – stripes in stocking stitch with basic increasing.  The fun part is in the Shibori finishing.  By tying marbles into the knitted fabric (which are removed after washing), you make a bumpy landscape on the surface of your knitting, which I further embellished with simple embroidery.  You can use my template or create your own.

To knit this bag, you need to be able to knit in stocking stitch, and do simple increasing.

There is a bonus pattern included with the main bag design, for a matching felted needle case, which I embellished with beads.  It is likely that you will have enough left-overs from the bag to make this but that depends largely on your tension.

Bump Bag needle case on side board

You will need:

8 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed in 3 shades (2, 2 & 4)

4 mm needles

Pair of bag handles

22 marbles

Thread such as 4 ply cotton yarn, or fine string, for tying in the marbles

Sewing up needle for the embroidery and for sewing the bag up

133 beads, size 6 (for the needle case)

Cost:  £4 including the bonus needle case

Buy the pattern here: