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Bedouin Felted Bag in Three Sizes

Difficulty: Easy

The name evokes endless winds and carved dunes. The ridged construction calls to mind timeless and ancient handmade basketry re-interpreted for the modern trek.

Inspired by the artistic yet everyday carpet bags of nomadic tribes, the richly draped top and Amazing Snap keep all your provisions secure. Best of all, each of the three oversized purses feels organically comfortable against your body and lends an adventurer's flair to all your looks.

Custom handles by JUL and hardware components by Noni complete the bag.

Look at Additional Details below for information about dimensions, gauge, materials, and necessary.


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  • Shepherd's Wool yarn in select colors

    Shepherds Wool Worsted



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Finished Dimensions

Small Bedouin Bag

10 - 10.5" (25 - 26.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
5" (12.5cm) deep
16"(40cm) tall from bottom to top opening
34" (86cm) circumference of top opening

Medium Bedouin Bag

13" (33cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
8" (20.25cm) deep
21" (53.25cm) tall from bottom to top opening
38" (96.5cm) circumference of top opening

Large Bedouin Bag

14" (35.5cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
8" (20.5cm) deep bottom
23" (58.5cm) tall to top opening
46" (116.5cm) circumference of top opening 

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid beginner to Intermediate: Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, picking up stitches, working in the round on circular needles, and knitting in the stitch several rows below. Some simple hand-sewing also required for finishing.


Pre-felted gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.


Bedouin Hardware Kit is available for this pattern and includes:

1 JUL Budapest 26" (66cm) leather handle with tabs
1 Noni Rivet-in Snap

Yarn Requirements

Small Bedouin: 1500 yds (1375m)
Medium Bedouin: 1750 yds (1600m)
Large Bedouin: 2250 yds (2057m)

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24" (60cm) or 32" (80cm) circular needle
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Nylon beading thread
Stitch markers
1 - 1 1/2 yards (1 - 1.4m) of lining material (if desired)

Pictured Samples

Pictured felted bags were made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Wool. The small bag was made in Lakeshore, medium bag in Great Lakes, and large bag in Blue Spruce.

First Edition

The approximate metric dimensions are:

Medium Bag: 33 x 20 x 23 cm

Large Bag: 35 x 20 x 58 cm