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Summer Bag

Even in the depths of winter this bag will cheer you up; it has such a lovely beachy, seaside feel. The colour changes of the yarn work out in almost equal stripes, and it has a cute textured stitch.

Color Block Knits

 

MATERIALS

Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic, approx. 314yds/228m per 6oz/170g ball) worsted (aran) weight yarn

  • 1 ball of 9776 Lemonade (yellow) (A)

Caron Cupcakes (100% acrylic, approx. 243yds/223m per 3oz/85g ball) light worsted (DK) weight yarn

  • 4 balls of 16013 Pistachio Cup (B)

US size 6 (4mm) knitting needles

Yarn sewing needle


32 x 30in (80 x 75cm) of lining fabric

1yd (1m) of ribbon

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

12 x 12in (30 x 30cm)

GAUGE (TENSION)

6 bobble sts x 13 bobble rows over a 4in (10cm) square, using US size 6 (4mm) needles and Caron Cupcakes yarn.

ABBREVIATIONS:

approx. approximately

inc increase


k knit


p purl

p3tog purl 3 stitches together

patt pattern


rep repeat


RS right side

st(s) stitch(es)


WS wrong side


[] repeat sequence between square brackets the number of times stated

 

FOR THE BAG

The main part of the bag is knitted in one piece.

Using A, cast on 64 sts

 

SEED (MOSS) STITCH TOP BORDER 1

Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] to end.


Row 2 (WS): [P1, k1] to end.


Rep these 2 rows 6 times more (14 rows).


Next row (RS): Rep Row 1 once more.


Cut A.


Next row (WS): Using B, *p3, inc 1 (purlwise); rep from * to end. 80 sts.

 

BEGIN PATT ROWS

Row 1 (RS): P to end.


Row 2 (WS): *(K1, p1, k1) all in same st, p3tog; rep from * to end.

Row 3 (RS): P to end.


Row 4 (WS): *P3tog, (k1, p1, k1) all in next st; rep from * to end.


Rep patt rows 1–4 until work measures approx. 20in (50.5cm), ending on a Row

3.


Next row (WS): Using B, *p3, p2tog; rep from * to end. 64 sts.

Cut B.

 

SEED (MOSS) STITCH TOP BORDER 2

Next row (RS): Using A, [k1, p1] to end.

Next row (WS): [P1, k1] to end.
Rep last two rows 6 times more.


Bind (cast) off.

 

FOR THE HANDLES

(make 2)


Using A, cast on 10 sts.


Row 1: [K1, p1] to end.


Row 2: [P1, k1] to end.


Rep these 2 rows until work measures approx. 20in (50.5cm).


Bind (cast) off.

 

FINISHING

Pin and block the bag. With RS together, sew the side seams. Turn RS out.

 

ADD THE LINING

Measure the knitted bag and the handles and cut out 2 lining pieces for the bag and one for each handle, allowing an extra 7⁄8in (2cm) all around each edge for the seam allowance. Make up the lining and line the handles.

Insert the lining into the bag with WS together and insert the ends of the handles between the lining and knitted pieces approx. 2in (5cm) from each edge. Cut the ribbon in half and fit one end between the lining and knitted bag in the center and pin into the bag on each side. Hand sew along the top of bag, attaching the handles and ribbon at the same time.

 

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