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Freebie Friday, Oct. 26 – My First Entrelac Bag

Filed under: Contests,Knitting — folkcat at 3:54 pm on Friday, October 26, 2007

Freebie Friday has been running for a couple of months now, and seems to be growing in popularity. Don’t you think, though, that it’s about time there was a knitting-related prize? Other than a review copy of a book, that is?

How about a felted entrelac bag?

How about the first one I ever made?

Let’s do it!

Disclaimer: Because of the weight of this week’s prize, I’m sorry to say I must limit entries to mailing addresses in the United States and Canada only.

Colorful Entrelac Bag
Jen’s First Entrelac Bag

Knit from a pattern in Bags: A Knitter’s Dozen – a pattern I’m now knitting for the seventh time – this brightly colored bag was my first entrelac work. The yarn was Plymouth Galway, in five different colors.

This was also my first felting (fulling) experience. And I’m pleased to say it went well. The bag felted up nice and thick, so thick it will stand on its own as sort of a floppy bucket.

First Entrelac Bag - Aerial View

Sitting like this, the bag stands about eight and a half inches tall, and measures around twelve inches in diameter. Plenty of room for carrying a knitting project, cell phone, accessories.

Why would I give it up? I did use this as my primary knitting bag for a while. Until I knit Entrelac bag #2 from Noro Kureyon, and made it even larger. The Noro Kureyon bag is now my go-to project bag, and My First Entrelac Bag sits idle. Much better to see her go to a home where she’ll be used!

Would you like to provide that home? Will you love her and carry her and pet her as she deserves? It could happen – here’s how!

  • Only mailing addresses in the United States and Canada are eligible for entry to this drawing.
  • Enter by commenting to the contest post before Noon, Eastern Time, on Monday, October 15th. Only one entry per person for commenting.
  • Earn a second entry by posting about the contest on your own blog, and linking to this post. E-mail me at fiber AT folkcatart DOT com to tell me you’ve done so. Don’t forget to post soon enough that your own readers have a chance to join in the fun!
  • Have you won a prize at Crafting Jen before? No worries, you can enter again!
  • The winner will be chosen by a random drawing from all entries received before the deadline.
  • I’ll announce the winner on the blog on Monday, and will also e-mail them for their mailing address

It’s that easy! Will My First Entrelac Bag become yours? Enter now, and check back Monday to find out!

Meanwhile, I’ll be busy knitting on Entrelac Bag #7 this weekend – I hope you have a good time, too!


Comment by melanie

October 26, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

What a lovely bag! It would be a shame to have her sitting all alone and unused…

Comment by Sara

October 26, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

Now that would be tragic for that lovely bag not to be useful an loved!!!

Comment by Anne

October 26, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

a lovely bag! I promise it would be used and loved …

Comment by Princsstrish

October 26, 2007 @ 9:43 pm

I would be HONORED to give this gorgeous bag a home on my shoulder!!!!! It would be filled with wonderful things like Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, a pink RAZR, and mark. lip gloss 🙂 heheheh Just a few of the wonderful things that I carry with me every day.

and in my favorite colors too!!! 🙂

Comment by Leesa

October 26, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

Good home over here!!!! I was just saying the other day that I need to trade in my summer tote for a winter-weight bag. Fingers will be crossed all weekend!!! :^)


Comment by Lise

October 27, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

Wow! That absolutely rocks! I love the inside particularly. I have several projects which would love to travel around in it.

Comment by Judith

October 27, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

OK, I’m selfish and want more than one of those bags… after all I have two houses and only one Jen knitted Bag! See the one I already own in Tucson at http://beadline.blogspot.com/2007/02/tucson-report-ii.html They are outstanding totes that are so servicible and really get noticed!

Comment by Erin

October 28, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

She’s a beauty–I’d love to give her a happy home holding some of my WIPs!

Comment by Michelle in Colorado Springs

October 29, 2007 @ 12:54 am

I really love the colors.

Comment by Ingrid

October 29, 2007 @ 9:20 am

I think that is THE most beautiful felted bag I have ever seen! Love the colors!!! I know that I could give it a wonderful forever home 🙂 I have an entrelac scarf that it would look great with!

Comment by Christina

October 29, 2007 @ 9:49 am

Whoa, I just made it in time! Count me in! I love that bag!

Comment by Angela Lee

August 1, 2009 @ 6:51 am


sigh just what I have to make. It is a lovely bag I hope it got a good home.

Angela Lee

Comment by Angela Lee

August 9, 2009 @ 8:25 am


I found a site that taught the entrelac stitch. I am gong to try an entralac scarf and then a hat. I haven’t found a bag pattern as nice as yours yet. Did you buy the pattern or get it somewhere else?

Comment by Angela Lee

August 18, 2009 @ 5:46 pm


Thank you for the name of the book. I will see if I can get it because I really love that entrelac bag you made.

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