About a year ago, I blogged about Treaty Oak. It's one of my favorite places in all of Jacksonville.
This year I've published a bag that was inspired by the tree - the aptly named Treaty Oak Bag. See how the swirls echo the patterning in the wood?
It's a perfect beginner Fair Isle project. Some of the floats are long, but any mistakes you make will be covered up by felting. Plus with the big needles and bulky yarn the project goes fast. And for blocking, it fits perfectly over a gallon vinegar jug, so no worries there!
Treaty Oak is 250 plus year old oak tree that sits in a beautiful park in Jacksonville, Florida. Everything that is beautiful and right about old trees can be found in the benches that are built under its canopy. The knots and swirls of its mammoth branches are echoed in this felted bag worked up in three shades of woodsy brown. This is the perfect beginner fair-isle pattern. Although the floats are long, any mistakes you make will come out in the wash.
Needles: Size 13 (9.0 mm) 24″ circular and dpns (or size to get gauge
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky 113g, 125 yards – 1 ball each of Sable, Wild Oak, and Oatmeal.
Size: Finished bag measures approximately 10×5x11 inches
Gauge: 12 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches before felting, and 16 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches after felting