I knit it in the round so it's stockinette. I took the plunge and threw it back in for another cycle and while it didn't get much smaller, there are still stitch lines and creases from the first cycle.
I have learned much from this small clutch:
So far my fave yarn to felt is Galway. One cycle and not a stitch to be seen
Gotta add more stuff in the felting -- towels or jeans to absorb the impact of the tennis shoe.
Next time I'm going to cast on this purse with waste yarn and either use a 3 needle bind off or a kitchner stitch for the bottom edge.
I'm gonna add a couple of rows to the top for more handle.
That's it and I'm glad it was a skein of yarn I had around for a long time.
One other thing is that one skein of Cascade 220 is not enough for this project. I made it 2 rows shorter than the pattern called for and I still had only enough yarn to bind off by a hair and had to use another kind of yarn to finish the bottom edge!
Ok, enough early morning rambling -- time to get my kids off to school!