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rep from * to end of gray base with yellow stripes rnd—6 sts rem. CO 75 sts. Notions Markers (m). Yarn Valley Yarns Greenfield (100% cotton.5 mm): set of 4 doublepointed (dpn). Before knitting the first stitch of a new color. k2tog. trapping the old color. 88 yd [80 m]/50 g): gray. Each hexagon yellow base stripes side is made up of 15 with sts. Gauge One hexagon measures 5" at widest point. (See Notes about color combinations and stripe patt. Next rnd: Knit. Notes yellow base with white stripes side fold white base with gray stripes top cast on 15 sts f pick up 15 sts in direction of arrow 11 6 side fold l 1 k •T hree color combinations are used in this bag: Gray base with yellow stripes • • (gray base). Each stripe is worked for two rounds. Rnd 2: Knit.com 4 . Needles Size 7 (4. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. Hexagons 3–13: Foll diagram. 6 stripes total. psso. Before changing colors again. Distribute evenly over 3 dpn. 4 skeins. carry colors in a spiral up the wrong side of the hexagons.knittingdaily. white base with gray stripes (white base). always twisting old and new yarns when changing colors. knit to 2 sts before m. Cast on or pick up stitches as indicated. using a yellow combination picked-up sts and knitted CO sts to attain 90 sts for each hexagon. tug gently on the old color strand to align the stripes. 3 skeins each. ending with a contrast stripe. then pick up and knit 15 sts along one side of Hexagon 1—90 sts. Continue knitting stripe in rounds. Join in the rnd and work as for Hexagon 1. white so only pick up white base with gray stripes cast on 15 sts pick up 15 sts in direction of arrow 14" tall. not including strap. CO top ©F+W Media.) Rnd 1: Needle 1: *Ssk. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. e 9 d 12 b 10 c 13 a x a 17 c 15 b 18 e 16 d 19 f l 22 k j 21 i h g bottom fold 8 3 5 7 2 4 j i h 14 20 x g • • Bag Hexagon 1 (gray base): With gray and the knitted method (see Glossary). and yellow base with white stripes (yellow base). Yarn distributed by WEBS. natural (white) and sunflower (yellow). sl m. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 five more times—18 sts rem. tapestry needle. Cut yarns. alternate colors every two rounds as you work hexagons. rep from * on each needle—12 sts dec’d. Inc. cross your yarns as for intarsia (new color behind old color). Join in the rnd. Distribute sts evenly over 3 dpn. Base colors begin and end each hexagon. work 11 gray base with stripes of more hexagons.75 mm): 16" circular (cir). placing markers (pm) at midpoint of each needle—15 sts to each side of m on each needle. Size 5 (3. k2tog.Coney Island Bag Eunny Jang Finished Size 301/2" circumference and 90 sts. knit to last 2 sts. Hexagon 2 (yellow base): With yellow and the knitted method. Change colors. A lmost jogless join: These hexagons use an easy method to hide the jog produced by knitting stripes in the round. Thread base color through rem sts and cinch to close. W hen changing colors within a hexagon. Work hexagons in numerical order following diagram. k2tog. Secure tail to WS. pm at midpoint of each needle. don’t cut yarn. ssk. Next rnd: (base color) *Sl 1.
p1. Cut yarns. Hexagon 15: Foll diagram. psso. Break yarn and fasten off last st. k1—2 sts dec’d. Knit 1 row. turn. Strap base: Row 1: (RS) Sl 1 pwise wyb. With dark pink and first half laid horizontally with strap base at right-hand side. and 8 (there will be a gap on Side X of Hexagon 13). ssk.com 5 . Work as for first half. Row 1: *Ssk. Lisa Shroyer is an editor for Interweave. and 5: (RS) Knit. Next row: (base color) *Sl 1. Turn and With light pink and beg at top point of one strap base. Rep Rows 1–6 two more times. Rep last 2 rows 2 more times—9 sts rem. Strap With gray and smaller cir needle. M1. p2tog (1 st from each side of gap). pick up and knit 15 sts along three sides of a “notch” along top edge of bag (see diagram). p5. pm at midpoint of each needle. k1—3 sts rem. pick up and knit 14 sts down 2nd selvedge. do not turn. do not turn. Next rnd: K15 (should be aligned over gray hexagon). ssk. End with a WS row*—32 sts rem. last 2 rows will end with decs without a final k1 or p1 before turning. working down one selvedge of strap base. and #3 blush (light pink). then rep Rows 1 and 2 once more. then rep Rows 1 and 2 once more. Work an identical 2nd strap on other side of bag. p1. Next row: (WS) Sl 1. then carefully join work in the rnd. This CO edge will be referred to again in several places. ending with a purl rnd. 1 skein each. Next row: Purl. Finishing Eunny Jang is editor of Interweave Knits. Work 2 rows even in St st. work as for Hexagon 14. pick up and knit 14 sts from working row down to CO edge. Row 2: (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf. Row 6: (WS) Knit. knitting first st at top of first strap base—150 sts total. k2tog. beg with 4 rows of St st just as for first half. picking up sts so that Sides C and B match Sides B and C from Hexagons 13 and 12. Use white and backstitch seam (see Glossary) to sew gaps at Side X. not including straps. beg at right-hand corner of CO edge of first half and picking up 1 st for every CO st. ssk (1 st from each side of gap). pick up and knit 19 sts up 2nd strap base. Join in the rnd and work as for Hexagon 1. Work a half hexagon for each of three rem notches. Next row: Sl 1. Inc. Weave in ends and block as desired. She lives in a historic bungalow with lots of yarn. Do not join. With RS still facing. Knit 1 WS row. Row 4: Sl 1 pwise wyf. Row 2: (WS) Purl. Thread base color through rem sts and cinch to close. Row 3: Sl 1 pwise with yarn in back (wyb). CO 60 sts. dec 1 st. Rep from * to * to turn corner. knit to end. Use Kitchener st (see Glossary) to graft sts to 15 sts on other side of bag. 10. With natural. Yarn Queensland Collection Pima Fresca (100% cotton. until 9 sts rem. purl to 1 st before gap. M1. Do not join. tapestry needle. knit to last 3 sts. Next row: (RS) K1. Block as desired. BO all sts pwise. knit to 1 st before gap. pick up and knit 12 sts along selvedges in V-split. turn. connecting as required to side hexagons. She enjoys an active life halfway between the mountains and the ocean in North Carolina. and good food. Notions Marker (m). rep from * to end—6 sts dec’d. Rep last 2 rows 2 more times—15 sts. turn. ending at bottom of 2nd strap base. k1. Finishing Use ends to tack straps tog at top point of strap bases. k2tog. sewing supplies. Purl 1 WS row.5 mm): 24" circular (cir). First Half The 2nd half is a mirror image of the first half. Place marker (pm) for beg of rnd. 146 yd [133 m]/100 g): #1 natural. Half hexagons: (Worked back and forth in rows. ending at top point—50 sts total. Ridge patt: Rows 1.15 sts per side when working from existing hexagons. k1. Rep Rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been incorporated. Picnic Bag Lisa Shroyer Finished Size 121/2" at widest point and Rep last 2 rows 13 more times—4 sts rem. Join in the rnd and work in garter st until band measures 11/4" from pick-up. then rep Rows 1 and 2 once. CO 30 sts. Next row: Knit.knittingdaily. turn. p2tog. Rep Rnds 1 and 2. Rows 2 and 4: (WS) Purl. BO 75 sts. k2tog. ©F+W Media. pick up and knit 180 sts around top of bag (15 sts for each segment). Rep Rnds 1–6 once more. k2tog—2 sts dec’d. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. knit to last st. sl m. knit to 2 sts before first m. Rnds 1–3: Purl. Gauge 10 sts and 14 rows = 2" in St st. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. Hexagon 14 (yellow base): With yellow and the knitted method. 3. BO rem 75 sts—15 sts rem for each strap. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever. Rnds 4 and 6: Knit. Place one set of 15 sts on holder. *Turn corner: Row 1: (RS) K32. Weave in ends. rep from * to end of row—3 sts rem.) With yellow. k15 (should be aligned over gray hexagon). Next row: (RS) K3tog—1 st rem. mark each end of CO if desired. Second Half 12" tall. use the backward-loop method to CO 100 sts. Work Rows 1–6 of ridge patt once. pm between each group of 15 sts (45 sts total). Distribute sts evenly over 3 dpn. With RS still facing and working along left-hand selvedge of piece (ridge patt section). pick up and knit 45 sts along Hexagons 13. Beg with a purl row. worked out from the CO of the first half. changing colors every 2 rnds. Knit 1 RS row. ending with a WS row and 32 sts rem. With WS still facing. #23 apricot (dark pink). knit to last 2 sts. Hexagons 16–22: Cont to foll diagram. Needles Size 4 (3. Change to white. ending at CO edge—60 sts total. Pick up and knit 15 sts along Side A of Hexagon 13 (see diagram). pick up and knit 1 st for every st down shaped selvedge (19 sts). purl to end. k1—11 sts. k2tog. Row 2: (WS) Sl 1 pwise with yarn in front (wyf). p2. work 4 rows in St st. The work is being forced to fold up into a pocket shape. beg at top right-hand corner of Hexagon 1 or 11. Work in garter st until strap measures 20" from pick-up of top edging. Strap: Next row: (RS) Ssk. Rnd 5: Knit to base of V-split on body of bag (in line with CO edge/seam between halves). knit 1 WS row. pick up and knit 60 sts.
Thread I-cord through top row of yo’s. Beg at base of strap. Snip waste yarn in the center of marked section and remove waste yarn to reveal 10 live sts. and avoiding housework. and front again of same st—2 sts inc’d. Row 4: Rep Row 1. Row 3: Rep Row 2. Body Stitch Guide Box Stitch: (multiple of 4 sts) Rnds 1 and 4: *P2. BO 23 sts. Notions Stitch holder. ssk. Work I-cord (see Glossary) for 67". *yo. Row 2: (WS) Purl. helping her friends fix their knitting problems. knit 1 rnd. Knot ends of I-cord. Purl 1 rnd. With CC. join MC and knit across live sts. separate the sides of the pouch by slipping alternate sts onto front and back needles—24 sts each needle. Next row: *K1. Gauge 36 sts and 48 rows = 4" in St st. CO 10 sts. Place marker or coil-less safety pin at the top of each side edge. Rep last 2 rows until 8 sts rem. which creates two layers of fabric at the same time. Work Rnds 1–4 of box st (see Stitch Guide) twice. which is intended to be tucked in the pouch if needed to keep small items inside. Cord With MC. ending with a WS row. remove center m on one side. •T he interior pouch has a flap. Rep Rnds 1–4 for patt. Purl 1 rnd. CO 34 sts. 6 skeins. Base With MC and straight needles. p2. 1 skein. CO 3 sts. BO all sts. Weave in ends. Anna-Liza Armfield spends her time working. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. Yarn Filatura di Crosa Luxury (100% silk. rep from * to end. Remove waste yarn from 82 live sts on one side of bag and place sts on cir needle. *pick up and knit 58 sts along one long edge of base. Rep Rows 1–4 until piece measures 26" from CO. Leave rem sts on yarn holder. between sts. Row 2: (WS) Purl. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles. BO all sts. CO 48 sts.com 6 . then BO all sts pwise. Gauge 191/2 sts and 36 rows = 4" in garter st on smaller needles. Purl 1 rnd. Piece is now an open pouch. Shoulder Strap new m—10 sts total between m and 82 sts along sides between marked sections. Work modified box st as foll: Row 1: *P2. then pick up and knit sts evenly along one side of strap. Interior Pouch Note: All slipped sts are slipped pwise with yarn in back (wyb). The pouch is worked on straight needles using double knitting. sew one end of strap to live sts. purl 1 rnd. Size 4 (3. cir needle. 1/8 yd cotton fabric for lining. 7" zipper (shown: Coats & Clark all-purpose plastic zipper in color almond rose). k2tog. ssk. k1. p2. rep from * to last 2 sts. Notes needles and MC. rep from * to last 2 sts. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir). Pm and join in the rnd. Rnd 2: *Yo. k2. one side is bound off. knit to end—single purl ridge on knit side. BO all sts. Notions Markers (m). not including strap. k2. ©F+W Media. then rep Rnd 1 once more. Work in fagoting rib (see Stitch Guide) for 12"—piece should measure about 131/2" from pick-up. Work in garter st until piece measures 14" from CO. 20% linen.Lace Beach Bag Anna-Liza Armfield Finished Size About 43" circumference and 151/2" tall. and the flap is knit. k2tog. rep from * to last 3 sts. Rnds 2 and 3: *K2. Remove rem m. rep from * once—184 sts. then the sides are separated. Count 5 sts from each side of each m and place 160 yd [145 m]/50 g): #25 dusty rose. Join CC and knit 1 rnd. yo. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for patt. 17 sts and 28 rows = 4" in box st on larger needles. knit to last 3 sts. Fagoting Rib: (multiple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: K1. rep from * to end. sl 1. With dpn and MC. ssk. blogging. Rep last row every row until piece measures 5" from CO.25 mm): 24" circular (cir). Rep on opposite side of bag. playing with her family. Rep on opposite side. With straight needles and CC. Break yarn. 23% nylon. Once dry. 26% silk. below one end of strap. p2. Work Rnds 1–4 of box st twice. BO all sts. Needles Size 1 (2. With 2 dpn. Row 2: *K2. mushroom (CC). and RS of base facing. k1—2 sts dec’d. To join strap. sewing needle and matching thread. Yarn Berroco Mica (31% cotton. k2. Turn and work in rows as foll: Row 1: (RS) Knit. rep from * to end. Inc. rep from * to end. along the fold. tapestry needle. Sew pouch along purl ridge at top of flap inside of bag. ending with a WS row. k2. 1 skein.knittingdaily. Next rnd: (WS) P1. Rep last 2 rows for 1".5 mm): straight and set of double-pointed (dpn). k2. Row 1: (RS) K1. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Turn pouch inside out with purl side facing. Finishing Sow’s Ear Coin Purse Anne Merrow Finished Size 51/2" wide and 23/4" tall. 34 sts along one short edge. Stitch Guide Kfbf: Knit into front. lay body flat so base is folded in half lengthwise and all edges are even. With straight Block all pieces. Purl 1 rnd. Place sts on waste-yarn holder. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. back. 108 yd [100 m]/ 40 g): cinnabar (MC).
Row 10: Sl 1. transfer 3 held sts to needle. k2. BO all sts. sl 1 row: Sl 1. k1—no change to st count. Finishing Seaming: Referring to diagram. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. use a backstitch (see Glossary) to sew in zipper. p2sso rem st—1 st rem. purl to end. RLI. without turning. Place sts on a holder. knit to end—2 sts inc’d. purl to end. Marilyn Murphy has been knitting on and off since she was eight years old. 2 balls each. k2tog. rep from *. Pin zipper in opening. kfbf. Purl 1 row. purl to end. Next row: Sl 1. 90 yd [82 m]/50 g): #7310 Hinkley blue (A) and #7355 Penny Lane (B). k1—3 sts rem. pick up and knit 1 st in center st of body CO. noting that the top right edge of each strip will protrude above the seam to form the upper edge of the bag. pass first st on left needle over picked-up st. With needle and thread. right lifted inc (RLI. Place the lining inside the purse. leave last st on needle. p4. purl to end. Needles Size 6 (4 mm). Use the knitted method (see Glossary) to CO 2 sts—3 sts on needle. By day she is a book editor for Interweave. Row 11: (RS) Sl 1. rep from *. k2tog. Trim fringe to about 2". k2tog 6 times. Next row: Sl 1 pwise with yarn in back (wyb). and quilter. Rep last 2 rows 6 more times—29 sts rem.Attached I-cord: Right edge: (3 sts on needle) *K2. k1—4 sts dec’d. kfbf. psso. Next row: (WS) Sl 1. Row 1: (RS) Sl 1. k1—5 sts rem. knit to 1 st before center st. place the Spiral Market Bag Marilyn Murphy Finished Size 18" circumference and 15" tall. k1—17 sts. sewing needle and matching thread. Rep last 2 rows 4 more times. purl to end. ssk. Row 14: (WS) Sl 1. Anne Merrow is an avid knitter. knit to center st. knit to last 3 sts. ssk 6 times. Trace around outside of purse. k2tog. ©F+W Media. Sew again over the first line of sts. knit to last st. purl to end. Bag k1. Rep last 2 rows 13 more times—57 sts. if necessary. Work 3-st attached I-cord (see Stitch Guide) along selvedge from base back to CO edge. slide sts to other end of needle. Weave in ends. spinner. Next row: (RS) BO 8 sts. as well as editor of the new eMag. Notions Tapestry needle. As the former publisher and editorial director of Interweave Knits. Press down the 3/8" opening for the top. p1—9 sts rem. Row 8: Sl 1. Row 3: (RS) Sl 1. With RS facing. aligned at the lower edge to form an “L” shape. kfbf. kwise. Sew the lining to the zipper tape. Rep last row until piece measures 18" from CO. Row 7: Sl 1. CO 18 sts. sl 1. slip sts back to right end of needle as for I-cord. Braided cord (make 2): Measure out 2 lengths of each color. k2tog. Rep with 2nd pair of strips. Use the knitted method to CO 3 sts and work 3-st attached I-cord along selvedge edge from end to CO edge. Left edge: (3 sts on needle) *Pick up and knit 1 st from selvedge edge. adjust the seam allowance to fit inside the purse. pick up and knit 3 sts in BO of 2nd I-cord—7 sts. p2tog 3 times. knit to last 3 sts. Inc. k1—21 sts. psso. LLI. k3. Next Weave in ends. knit to center st. k1—2 sts inc’d. Cut yarn and fasten off last st. Sew around the edges. taking care not to stretch the CO edge. ssp 3 times. Now that she spends more time traveling for pleasure. Do not turn. leaving several inches unworked on each end for finishing. k5. Rep last 2 rows 3 more times—13 sts. Sl 2 sts tog as if to knit. Secure the knots to the bag using a needle and thread. Row 5: (RS) Sl 1. ssk. Work a four-strand round braid (see Glossary). BO all sts. see Glossary). kfbf (see Stitch Guide). ssk. pick up and knit 1 st from selvedge edge. Cut both layers of fabric 3/8" from traced line. p1. purl to end. Sew across the end of the zipper to make a new stop. Gauge 22 sts and 44 rows = 4" in garter st. Row 6: Sl 1. working I-cord over 2 of the CO sts. Row 4: (WS) Sl 1. Finishing CO 5 sts. LLI. Do not join. Yarn Classic Elite Katydid (100% cotton. 2 in each color. knit to end. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Secure by tying an overhand knot on the RS. RLI. Rep last 2 rows 2 more times—29 sts. Sockupied. she has admired many projects as they’ve passed through the office. k1—15 sts rem. sl 1. Rectangles Make 4. Row 2: (WS) Sl 1. leaving a 3/8" seam allowance and leaving the opening open.com 7 . sl 2. Sew sides of strips tog. knit to last st. and join to form bottom of bag. without turning. knit to center st. psso. Next row: Sl 1. Row 12: Sl 1. colors alternating. she knits simple and intriguing projects that don’t require charts.knittingdaily. k2tog. Join braids to bag by threading ends through the points at the top edge from the WS. not including straps. Fold lining fabric in half with RS tog and lay purse flat on lining fabric. knit to last st. slide sts to the other end of the needle. 56" long or desired length—4 strands total. Row 13: (RS) Sl 1. Align the 2 L shapes as shown. see Glossary). including 2 of the CO sts. left lifted inc (LLI. Row 9: (RS) Sl 1. p2sso. CO edge of one color A strip perpendicular to one color B strip. Sew neatly in place.
leaving a 6" tail. Slide sts to other end of needle. pass 2nd st over first. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. sl rem st to left needle—22 sts rem. pass 2nd st over first. Remove provisional CO from 5 sts along edge of left side and knit these sts—27 sts total. Slide sts to other end of needle. Rnd 11: Ssk 3 times—3 sts rem. Hold strands beside each other and allow to twist around each other.k2tog uses last st of rnd and first st of next rnd)—6 sts dec’d. Slide sts to other end of needle.knittingdaily. Cut yarn. Sl 2 sts to right needle. Work triangle. psso—60 sts rem. weaver. so you can experiment. she is a technology writer. You can arrange the colors in any way you like. sl rem st to right needle—23 sts rem. RS facing. dyer) and has been knitting for more decades than she cares to admit. If necessary. firmly CO 12 sts—39 sts total. sl st to left needle. changing to purple on Rnd 9—no sts rem. Turn bag inside out and work in ends loosely. With a separate strand of waste yarn and same strand of purple. k2tog. Place removable m in each dec. Twist each strand clockwise until it is tightly twisted. CO 22 sts. remove provisional CO from 22 sts along one edge and knit these sts. Finishing • Stitch Guide Triangle: Rnd 1: K20. before felting. Sl 2 sts to right needle. Using the backward-loop method. pick up and knit 1 st in corner. Work triangle. sl 1. Handle: Make a twisted cord as foll: Cut a 24" length of each yarn and tie tog at one end. after felting. being careful not to pull and distort bag fabric. CO 5 sts—66 sts total. remove provisional CO from 22 sts along bottom edge and knit these sts. 12 sts and 12 rnds = 4" in St st. k2tog. move the extra looseness across the row to one place. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. pick up and knit 1 st in corner—24 sts total. Inc. Sl last 2 sts to left needle. k19. sl rem st to right needle—23 sts rem. Sl last 2 sts to left needle. •B ecause of the provisional cast-on. removable markers. pass 2nd st over first. Rnd 12: Ssk. CO 5 sts—49 sts total. You could make each triangle a solid color or alternate colors every round or two on each triangle. Knot handle at top of pyramid. psso. Yarn Malabrigo Rasta (100% merino. With a separate strand of waste yarn and same strand of Pull a double thickness of purple through top of pyramid as a placeholder for hand le. Needles Size 13 (9 mm) (see Notes). Remove provisional CO from 5 sts along edge of left side and knit these sts—44 sts total. firmly CO 12 sts—61 sts total. and beg at one corner of bottom. pick up and knit 1 st in corner. sl rem st to left needle—22 sts rem. psso. Remove provisional CO from 22 sts along edge of back and knit these sts—44 sts total. rep from * once more—66 sts total. sl rem st to left needle—22 sts rem. sl rem st to right needle—23 sts rem. Slide sts to other end of needle. Rep Rnd 2 every rnd 8 more times—6 sts rem. Notions Markers (m). pass 2nd st over first. Sts will still be quite distinct after bag is felted. Remove placeholder yarn from top of pyramid and insert handle so that pyramid top is centered on handle. sl 1. Tie ends of handle tog with an overhand knot about 5–6" from top of bag to form a hanging loop. RS facing. Fasten off last st. Slide sts to other end of needle. Wash on lowest and hottest water setting with a small amount of mild detergent. Sl 2 sts to right needle. Gauge 11 sts and 11 rnds = 4" in St st. use right needle to pass 2nd on left needle over first—1 st rem. *With a separate strand of waste yarn and cont with same strand of gold. changing to gold on Rnd 7—no sts rem. CO 22 sts—44 sts total. Pm and join in the rnd. Remove provisional CO from 22 sts along edge of back and knit these sts—66 sts total. k19. Notes With gold and the invisible provisional method (see Glossary). and working along rem edge of bottom. or the magic-loop method. Slide sts to other end of needle. changing to gold on Rnd 7—no sts rem. cut the loop and weave in the ends. Using the provisional method and same strand of purple. 90 yd [82 m]/150 g): #863 zarzamora (purple) and #868 coronilla (gold). place in washing machine with a pair of jeans for extra agitation. after felting. In her other life. pass 2nd st over first. k2tog (last st of rnd and first st of next rnd). psso.com 8 . pull the extra yarn to the wrong side and leave a loop. pick up and knit 1 st in corner. CO 22 sts. two circulars. Tie ends tog. and beg at corner of bottom that is not attached to back. Right Side Pyramid Project Bag Anita Osterhaug Finished Size About 61/2" wide at base and Bottom 6" tall. pick up and knit 1 st in corner—24 sts total. Work triangle. waste yarn for provisional CO. Pm and join in the rnd. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. changing to gold on Rnd 7—no sts rem. With purple. you may need to adjust the tension of the cast-on stitches as you work across them. RS facing. Pm and join in the rnd. ©F+W Media. Work triangle (see Stitch Guide). During finishing. Allow to airdry. Using the provisional method and same strand of purple. sl 1. purple. Using the backward-loop method. pick up and knit 1 st in corner—24 sts total. 1 skein each. remove provisional CO from 22 sts along bottom edge and knit these sts. pass 2nd st over first. Anita Osterhaug is a lifelong fiber junkie (knitter. rep from * 2 more times (last With purple. sl 1. which will be added later. Two skeins of yarn are enough for two bags. Left Side With purple. Felting: With bag inside out. spinner. CO 22 sts—66 sts total. Sl last 2 sts to left needle. tapestry needle. Back •T his bag can be worked with doublepointed needles. k2tog. felting will secure them. Rnd 2: *Knit to 1 st before marked st.
k2. purl. Row 1: (WS) K1. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers. *k1. *k1. rep from * to end. *brk1 (see Stitch Guide). Rnd 3: *Sl 1 yo. p1.k on RS. Rnd 2: *K1. k1. stitch holders. sl 1 yo. cont working sts as shown tall. Gauge 20 sts and 48 rows = 4" in purl brioche st. k1. brk1. k2. Rep Rows 1–4 for patt. Purl Brioche Stitch in Rounds: (mul- Lower Brioche 11* 9 7 5 3 1 14 st repeat Lace Upper Brioche pattern repeat 13* 11 9 7* 5 3 1 14 st repeat 14 st repeat 13* 11 9 7* 5 3 1 tiple of 2 sts) Rnd 1: *P1. *sl 1 yo (see Stitch Guide). sl 1 yo. k2tog. Brk1: K2tog (slipped st and its companion yo). Inc. then place yarn in correct position to work the next st (depending on what next st is—knit. rep from * to end. rep from * around. Row 4: K2. Row 2: (RS) K1. rep from * to last 2 sts. Needles Size 4 (3. cont working sts as shown to front between needles. or yo). k2tog. wrap yarn over needle to back of work to complete yo.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Rep Rnds 1–4 for patt. brk1. rep from * around. p on WS p on RS. Rnd 4: *Brk1. replace m. Purl Brioche Stitch in Rows: (multiple of 2 sts + 1) Set-up row: (RS) Knit. Row 3: K2. Notions Markers (m). ©F+W Media. not including strap. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. tapestry needle. k on WS pattern repeat brk1: k2tog (yo and sl st) *sl 1 pwise wyb. psso yo k1tbl *sl 1 pwise wyb. replace m. k on WS Chevron Market Bag K r i s t e n Te n D y k e Finished Size 28" circumference and 15" brk1: k2tog (yo and sl st) sl 1 yo (counts as 1 st) k2tog ssk sl 1 kwise.knittingdaily. Yarn Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton (100% mercerized cotton. rep from * around.com 9 . 93 yd [84 m]/50 g): #24 ivory. p on WS p on RS. rep from * around. sl 1 yo. sl 1 pwise. k1. 7 balls. psso yo k1tbl k on RS. brk1. rep from * to last 2 sts. Stitch Guide Sl 1 yo (counts as 1 st): Bring yarn sl 1 yo (counts as 1 st) k2tog ssk sl 1 kwise.
basketweave shoulder bag Nancy Dale Base CO 15 sts. Nancy Dale has climbed all 147 peaks in the Rocky Mountains National Park and still has had time to knit and sew. Work Rnds 1–14 of Upper Brioche chart once. Back and flap: With MC. Cord: With MC. Work in purl brioche st in rnds for 1". 2 skeins. 1 skein each. rep from *. Work 4 rows with MC for rev St st blocks and B for St st blocks. Notions Size E/4 (3. (see Glossary) for 30". Gusset/Strap With A and circ needle. and it also comes in handy when she self-publishes her patterns online at www. 3 skeins. Join two ends of strap with three-needle BO (see Glossary). Fold last 4 rows of bag front to inside along purl ridge.5 cm) long (for border of the back of the bag). Cont in patt (purl brioche st in rows) over these 15 sts until strap measures 15" from bag BO. #880 twilight green (B). and work as for first strap. work color patt as foll: 8 rows with MC for the rev St st blocks and A for the St st blocks. Work I-cord [297 m]/4 oz): #18-2414-7 antique olive (MC). BO all sts. Place sts on holder. Finishing Cord: With dpn. Stitch flap to bag back along BO edge. work 4 rows St st.75) or larger—for binding off. With B only. and beg at beg of BO edge. BO all sts. Bag Yarn Louet Euroflax (100% linen. Rows 6 and 8: *K5. Rows 2 and 4: *P5. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Size 5 (3. Transfer 15 held sts to needle. CO 40 sts. 2 skeins. purl 1 row. Work Rnds 1–12 of Lower Brioche chart once. BO all sts. rep from *. p5.knittingdaily. 56 sts along side edge.com 10 . She uses her graphic-design degree in her job with Classic Elite Yarns. long straight sewing pins with colored heads. Front: With MC doubled. k1. CO 33 sts. Work in seed st (see Stitch Guide) for 74" (188 cm). ©F+W Media.5 cm) deep and 19" (48. Basketweave Pattern Rows 1 and 3: *K5. Sew one side of zipper to folded edge. Work purl brioche st in rows (see Stitch Guide) until piece measures 111/4" from CO. Yarn Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (80% Rep Rows 1-8 for pattern. Work 4 rows St st across all sts. BO all sts. Kristen TenDyke is a designer and technical editor. cir needle. Rows 5 and 7: *P5.5 mm) circular (circ)—2 pair each 29" (73. 325 yd With RS of base facing. Sew RS of other side of zipper to flap so that flap hides zipper teeth. Monk’s travel satchel Vicki Square Finished Size 16" (40. 215 yd [197 m]/100 g): #005 cavern (A). Weave in ends. rep from * to last st. pl. rep from *. Alternate 4 rows rev St cotton. BO all sts. Sew lining to inside of bag. 20% wool. Needles Size 3 (3. overlapping 4 rows of cord with bag back at each side. 8 rows with B only. Inc.5 mm) crochet hook. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. BO (1 garter ridge). Needles Size 4 (3. kristentendyke. join yarn.25 mm). Skill Level Intermediate. Tie in bow. then 56 sts along 2nd side edge—140 sts total.com. ending with a RS row. then work Rows 1–4 again—28 rows total. then knit 1 row. rep from *.5 mm) set of 2 double-pointed (dpn)—Icord. 4 rows with C for rev St st blocks and A for St st blocks.5 cm) wide. Work Rows 1–8 of basketweave patt 3 times. CO 5 sts. Block pieces to measurements. Cont in patt as established. k5. Next rnd: Work 15 sts in patt. Sew cord to top of bag back. BO 55 sts pwise. Gauge 10 sts and 16 rows = 2" (5 cm) in basketweave pattern with yarn doubled. 8 rows with A only. p5. ending with Rnd 2 of patt. Stitch Guide Seed stitch: (multiple of 2 sts + 1) All rows: *K1. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) in seed st. Size 4 (3. Tie an overhand knot at each end of cord. BO 55 sts pwise—15 sts rem on needle for strap. pick up and knit 14 sts along BO edge. Work Rnds 1–14 of Lace chart 4 times. then slip these 15 sts to a holder for strap. Thread I-cord through eyelets at highest point of upper brioche patt. tapestry needle. k5. work 15 sts. Change to C and knit 2 rows. Work 2 rows rev St st across all sts. and #930 candy apple (C). work Rows 1–8 of basketweave patt 11 times. CO 3 sts. 14 sts along CO edge. CO 40 sts. Skill Level Easy.st with 4 rows St st for desired length. Gauge 22 sts and 34 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st. Work in purl brioche st in rnds (see Stitch Guide) until piece measures 2" from pick-up rnd. Fold the last 4 rows of bag back and flap to inside along purl ridge. and #18-2424-6 eggplant (B). #18-2464-2 cedarwood (A).
and beg at upper right corner.Gusset pockets (make 2) With A. both edges (see Figure A).5 cm) ©F+W Media. Change to seed st and work 7" (18 cm) more for front flap. Back Pocket selvedge edges. With RS tog. knit 1 row. join edging beg and end together using a short 1 row seam in backstitch (see Glossary). BO on WS of work. Using C and crochet hook.5 cm) pocket on RS of back of bag. slip-stitch crochet (see Glossary) pieces together. and pick up 2 sts for every 3 rows along second selvedge edge. Change to seed st for 2" (5 cm)—front measures 14" (35. pick up st for st across bottom edge. Bag back: RS facing: Along selvedge edge measure 6" (15 cm) from seed stitch BO. finishing Bag front: With RS facing.5 cm). insert through last loop to secure. Work in seed st for 4" (10 cm). Turn work and BO using a needle 1 or 2 sizes larger than size used to work front. Pin in place. and top of bag to second markers. Change to C. Remove all pins. Pin in place. knit 1 row.5 cm) 19" (48. pick up 2 sts every 3 rows along selvedge edge.5 cm) above bottom edge of bag. with lower edge With B. and centered side to side.5 cm) × 10" (25. BO in patt. Work in seed st for 7½" (19 cm). place first markers 7" (18 cm) from center bottom both ways on both edges of gusset. Back and Flap With B. Place interior 4" (10 cm) × 8" (20. Beg here. Pick up 2 sts for every 3 rows along 16" (40.knittingdaily. pick up sts all around bag. Work seed st for 8" (20. CO 77 sts. with lower edge of pocket about 4½" (11. using 1 circ needle to pick up and second circ needle to knit. Front With B.5 cm) long and 10" (25. CO 77 sts. working border in one piece. making sure that red edging is outside the seam.5 cm) wide. BO and finish as for bag front. Turn work.5 cm).5 cm) seed st pocket on WS of back.5 cm) from CO edge. Place gusset pockets with top edge 2" (5 cm) down (toward center back) from second marker. Work in St st until back measures 14" (35. CO 33 sts. Bind off. Place back 8" (20. Remove pins. Finished pocket measures 4" (10 cm) long and 8" (20. Mark 14" (35. using C about 18" (46 cm) each side and circ needle. and st for st along CO and BO edges. Work in St st for 12" (30. Bind off in pattern. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. cast on 55 sts. Inc. backstitch lower edge of each gusset pocket in place (see Glossary). Turn work and knit to end. CO 45 sts. With C. Lightly press St st surface.com 11 . Using straight pins as markers. backstitch around sides and bottom of pocket. Finished pocket measures 8" (20. backstitch center bottom edge of seed stitch gusset/strap.5 cm).5 cm) wide. matching lower corners to first markers. pin front of bag to gusset. With A. Weave in all ends and steam block all pieces. BO in patt. pick up 1 st in each BO st across the seed st top.5 cm) from first marker both ways. Break yarn leaving 6" (15 cm) tail. Using C yarn tail threaded on tapestry needle. Assembly: With A. backstitch vertical seam down center of pocket to create 2 pocket spaces. Inside Pocket With C. Lay flat to dry completely.
com/go/kdiwk ©F+W Media. lively articles sure to inspire. Work second set of I-cords until 6" (15 cm) long—for loops. Vicki Square has written a contemporary take on 30 folk designs that are truly extraordinary. catching just the back side of I-cord sts. making sure that red edging is outside the seam. work I-cord (see Glossary) for 10" (25. I-cord closures: (make four I-cords. so you can experiment. mark closure loop pieces for placement on front of bag and whipstitch onto bag from wrong side. easy-to-understand illustrations.5 cm)—for knots. tie overhand knot in folded end. On RS of work. Fold 10" (25.5 cm) from lower edge on back/ flap piece. Mark 14" (35. RISK-FREE TRIAL OFFER You don’t have to be a designer or a knitting pro to make beautiful knitted garments and accessories. plus well-written. Her book. Remove all pins. With pins. and centered side to side. Remove pins. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www.knittingdaily. place on bag flap 3" (7. Interweave Knits magazine gives you great projects. Every issue is packed full of captivating smart designs. -round or two on each triangle. step-bystep instructions.com 12 . Take advantage of this special risk-free o er today! Discover knitwear designs that will capture your imagination. On RS of work. weave in all ends to WS.Figure A Side Pocket 2" CB 7" 14" about 1½" (3. match up 14" (35.5 cm) markers and lower corners at 7" (18 cm) markers. interweave. Pin in place. join pieces together using slip stitch crochet.8 cm) above bottom edge of bag. close to the knot. With RS of gusset and back together. two of each length) With dpn. and you don’t have to hunt all over for inspiring designs. Inc. Pin in place. whipstitch over the end of I-cord. Folk Bags: 30 Knitting Patterns and Tales from Around the World is available from Interweave Press. From cover to cover. catching just the back side of I-cord sts. from the beginner to the advanced. Two skeins of yarn are enough for two bags.8 cm) up from end to form button loop. whipstitch over end and 1½" (3. backstitch around sides and bottom of pocket. With B.5 cm) from side edge. Whipstitch (see Glossary) onto bag from WS. Using B.5 cm) I-cord in half.
| All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. begin. Repeat from *. pull the yarn around the back. Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 (Figure D) and 3 (Figure E) to desired length.glossary Abbreviations beg beginning. increasing k knit ssk slip 1 kwise. and knit the stitches as usual. then back down to the right. ©F+W Media.com 13 . *Bring needle up through both l ayers a rowlength to the left of backstitch just made (Figure 3). decreasing dpn double-pointed needle(s) foll following. in same hole used before (Figure 4). repeat from * for desired length. remaining With double-pointed needle. *Without turning the needle. repeating stitch Backstitch Seam rev St st reverse stockinette rib ribbing rnd(s) round(s) RS right side cm centimeter(s) cn CO cable needle cast on rev sc reverse single crochet sc single crochet cont continue(s). slide the stitches to other end of the needle. * repeat starting point p1f&b purl into front and back together patt(s) pattern(s) pm place marker Figure A Figure B Figure C Figure D Figure E psso pass slipped stitch over p2sso pass two slipped stitches over [ ] instructions that are to be worked as a group a specified number of times I-Cord pwise purlwise RC right cross rem remain(s). slip 1 kwise. repeat from *) * * repeat all instructions between asterisks ( ) alternate measurements and/or instructions M1R (L) make one right (left) p purl of same st p2tog purl two stitches Step 1: Divide the four strands into left and right groups (Figure A). p2 sl sts tog tbl (decrease) Four-Strand Round Braid st(s) stitch(es) St st stockinette stitch kwise knitwise LC left cross tbl through back loop tog together WS wyb wrong side with yarn in back m(s) marker(s) MC main color mm millimeter(s) M1 make one (increase) wyf with yarn in front yo yarn over (i. begins bet between BO CC bind off contrasting color rep KNITTING BAGS WITH KNITTINGDAILY 9 FREE KNITTING BAG PATTERNS repeat. Step 3: Bring the outside left strand under the two inside strands and then back over the left inside strand (Figure C). Inc. follows sk skip sl slip sl st slip stitch (sl 1 st pwise unless otherwise indicated) g gram(s) inc increase(s). slip 1 kwise.knittingdaily. continuing dec(s) decrease(s).e. k2 sl sts tog tbl (decrease) Working from right to left. The outside left strand becomes the inside left strand. cast on desired number of s titches. one stitch in from selvedge. The outside right strand becomes the inside right strand. then back down through both layers a short Figure 1 distance (about a row) to the right of the starting point (Figure 2). bring threaded needle up through both pieces of knitted fabric (Figure 1).. Figure 2 Figure 4 k1f&b knit into front and back of same st k2tog knit two stitches together ssp slip 1 kwise. Step 2: Bring the outside right strand under the two inside strands and then back over the right inside strand (Figure B). working Figure 3 backward one row for every two rows worked forward.
When you’re ready to work in the opposite direction. slip this stitch off. *Insert hook in stitch. over both yarns. always knitting into last stitch made. then bring needle to the front. Right Slant Insert left needle into back of the stitch below stitch just knitted. Slip Stitch (sl st) Crochet Place stitches to be joined onto two separate needles. pick out waste yarn to expose live stitches. yarn over and draw loop through stitch and loop on hook. Knit into the stitch on the needle.com 14 . Insert a third needle into first stitch on each of the other two n eedles and knit them together as one stitch.glossary Invisible (Provisional) Cast-On KNITTING BAGS WITH KNITTINGDAILY 9 FREE KNITTING BAG PATTERNS Place a loose slipknot on needle held in your right hand. bring needle through next back stitch as if to knit. then slip both stitches off the n eedle. grab a loop of working yarn (Figure 1). *Bring needle forward under waste yarn. hold working yarn over left index finger. Knitted Cast-On Place slipknot on left needle if there are no established stitches. Step 3: Bring threaded needle through first front stitch as if to knit and slip this stitch off needle. Inc. ©F+W Media. repeat from *. Repeat from *. *Knit next stitch on each needle the same way. Step 2: Bring threaded needle through back stitch as if to knit and leave stitch on needle. Hold them with right sides of knitting facing t ogether. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until no stitches remain on needles. bring threaded needle out from back to front along edge of knitted piece.knittingdaily. Repeat from * until one stitch remains on third needle. | All rights reserved | F+W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use | www. Knit this stitch. knit into first stitch (or slipknot) on left needle (Figure 1) and place new stitch onto left needle (Figure 2). Knit into the back of stitch (in the “purl bump”) in the row directly below the stitch on the needle. and grab a second loop (Figure 2). leave this stitch on needle. Pass first stitch over second stitch. Cut yarn and pull tail through last stitch. Hold waste yarn next to slipknot and around left thumb. over working yarn. Three-Needle Bind-Off Whipstitch With right side of work facing and working one stitch in from the edge. Step 4: Bring threaded needle through first back stitch as if to purl (as illustrated). Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 1 Figure 2 Lifted Increase Kitchener Stitch Left Slant Step 1: Bring threaded needle through front stitch as if to purl and leave stitch on needle. Repeat from *. Bring threaded needle through next front stitch as if to purl and leave stitch on needle. *With right needle.