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Cabled Bag

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Beautiful bag in classic knitted cables. Measures approx. 16 inches (40.5 cm) wide by 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, excluding handles. Shown in Patons Canadiana Aran (#00104) knit using sizes 5 mm (U.S. 8) and 6.5 mm (U.S. 10-1/2) needles.

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 16 ins (40.5 cm) wide by 8 ins (20.5 cm) tall, excluding handles
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The materials for this project cost $27.25

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Size:

  • Single Size

Approx 16 ins (40.5 cm) wide by 8 ins (20.5 cm) tall, excluding handles

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Main Color (MC)

Decor | Aran, 87602Edit Color
$13.58

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 8/5mm
$5.99

Single Point Plastic Knitting Needles 14"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
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Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
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Materials not included in this kit:

Pair of round purse handles 8 ins [20.5 cm] in diameter.

The materials for this project cost $27.25

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

cont = continue(ity)

K = knit

P = purl

pat = pattern

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

T3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1 from cable needle.

T3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K2 from cable needle.

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 16 ins (40.5 cm) wide by 8 ins (20.5 cm) tall, excluding handles

MATERIALS

Bag
Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
Main Color (MC) Aran (87602) 2
Sizes 5 mm (U.S. 8) and 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 ½) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Pair of round purse handles 8 ins [20.5 cm] in diameter. Cable needle.

GAUGE

13 sts and 17 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles and 2 strands of yarn in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Panel Pat A (worked over 11 sts).
1st row: (RS). P1. T3F. T3B. T3F. P1.
2nd and alt rows: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: P2. C4B. P2. K2. P1.
5th row: P1. T3B. T3F. T3B. P1.
7th row: P1. K2. P2. C4F. P2.
8th row: As 2nd row.
These 8 rows form Panel Pat A.

Panel Pat B (worked over 8 sts).
1st row: (RS). K8.
2nd and alt rows: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: C4F. C4B.
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
11th row: C4B. C4F.
13th row: As 1st row.
15th row: As 11th row.
16th row: As 2nd row.
These 16 rows form Panel Pat B.

Panel Pat C (worked over 18 sts).
1st row: (RS). P1. K2. P3. K2. P2. K2. P3. K2. P1.
2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: P1. T3F. P2. T3F. T3B. P2. T3B. P1.
5th row: P2. T3F. P2. C4F. P2. T3B. P2.
7th row: P3. (T3F. T3B) twice. P3.
9th row: P4. C4F. P2. C4F. P4.
11th row: P3. (T3B. T3F) twice. P3.
13th row: P2. T3B. P2. C4F. P2. T3F. P2.
15th row: P1. T3B. P2. T3B. T3F. P2. T3F. P1.
17th row: As 1st row.
19th row: As 3rd row.
21st row: P2. T3F. P2. C4B. P2. T3B. P2.
23rd row: As 7th row.
25th row: P4. C4B. P2. C4B. P4.
27th row: As 11th row.
29th row: P2. T3B. P2. C4B. P2. T3F. P2.
31st row: As 15th row.
32nd row: As 2nd row.
These 32 rows form Panel Pat C.

BAG
With smaller needles and 1 strand of yarn, cast on 66 sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 14 rows in stocking st.

Change to larger needles. Join 2nd strand of yarn and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K5. Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. Work 1st row of Panel Pat B. Work 1st row of Panel Pat C. Work 1st row of Panel Pat B. Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. K5.
2nd row: K1. (P1. K1) twice. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat C. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. (K1. P1) twice. K1.
3rd row: K1. (P1. K1) twice. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat A. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat B. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat C. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat B. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat A. (K1. P1) twice. K1.
Last 2 rows form seed st pat at sides.
Panel Pats A, B and C are now in position.

Cont in pat, keeping cont of Panel Pats, until 32 rows of Panel Pat C have been worked twice.
With smaller needles and 1 strand of yarn, beg with a knit row, work 14 rows in stocking st. Cast off.

FINISHING
Mark position on each side edge 4 ins [10 cm] up from cast on edge and 4 ins [10 cm] down from cast off edge. Fold Bag in half, matching markers. Sew side seams from markers to fold. Fold cast on and cast off edges through handles and sew in position to last and first rows of stocking st to secure handles.