One of the requests I have to knit for Christmas is a "large, felted tote bag made out of Noro" – OK. I knit up a decent one and felted it. I have never felted with Noro before and in my Pre-Xmas haste, I did not felt a swatch. When Noro Big Kureyon felts, it loses over half of its size in height but less than 1/4 of its size in width. Yikes. I am now left with a bag that looks like this:
But here’s what I’m thinking to fix it. What if I knit a tube slightly smaller than the walls of the bag and sew it inside the original short bag walls, making a taller bag. I could turn the outside (short) bag walls into big, crafty pockets like this:
Will it work? Any thoughts?