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Combine the gradual striping sequence of
a unique yarn like Kauni Effektgarn with the
geometric construction of a messenger bag and you will have Ilga Leja's
one-of-a-kind carry-all the Kauni Messenger Bag.
Knit in three separate pieces that are then pieced together
and felted in the washing machine, this satchel is the perfect size for your
everyday needs. Large enough to carry a laptop computer or your library books,
without being oversized.
Kauni Effekt 8/2 is held
tripled using the
Navajo Triple-Ply Technique.
This technique is fully described (with detailed photos) in the pattern
instructions. Shown in Kauni
Effektgarn 8/2 yarn, 100% wool (400 m./437
yds. per 100 g.), colour W-EH, “Earth and Sky”.
One size (45 cm./18 in. wide x 38 cm./15 in. high—with flap closed)
Level of Difficulty:
600 m./656 yds. of bulky weight wool yarn that can be felted or
Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 held tripled. (If
using Kauni Effektgarn 8/2, this amount needs
to be tripled = 1800 m./1968 yds.)
7.0 mm. (US 10 ¾) and 6.5 mm. (US 10 ½)
14 sts x 19 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square (before felting)