Poolside Tote Bag

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Poolside Tote Bag

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The Swimming Pool (02744) variegate is the ideal yarn for this project: when combined with an intermediate wave stitch, it creates an amazing watery texture. Shown in Lily Sugar 'n Cream

Single Size
Approx 13" [33 cm] wide x 11" [28 cm] high (excluding handles).
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The materials for this project cost $37.11

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Size:

  • Single Size
Measurements:
Approx 13" [33 cm] wide x 11" [28 cm] high (excluding handles).

Step 2:

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Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Swimming Pool Ombre, 02744Edit Color
$9.96

Contrast B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Hot Orange, 01628Edit Color
$4.98

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 7/4.5mm
$8.49

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
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The materials for this project cost $37.11

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

cont = continue(ity)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

Rnd = Round

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Measurements:
Approx 13" [33 cm] wide x 11" [28 cm] high (excluding handles).

MATERIALS

Lily Sugar 'n Cream (56 g/2. oz;86 m/95 yds)
Contrast A Swimming Pool (02744) 4
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Contrast B Hot Orange (01628) 2
Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles. Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 24" [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. Stitch marker.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Base: With B and smaller pair of needles, cast on 11 sts.

Work 12 1/2" [32 cm] in garter st (knit every row). Do not cast off. Place marker on center st of last row. Break B.

Body of Bag: With A and circular needle, beg at marked st, K6 from Base. Pick up and knit 71 sts across long edge of Base, 11 sts across cast on edge of Base and 71 sts across opposite long edge of Base. Knit rem 5 sts from Base. 164 sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st rnd: *K4. K2tog. K1. yo. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd rnd: *K3. K2tog. K2. yo. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
3rd rnd: *K2. K2tog. K3. yo. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
4th rnd: *K1. K2tog. K4. yo. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
5th rnd: *K2tog. K5. yo. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
6th rnd: K3. *yo. K1. ssk. K4. Rep from * around.
7th rnd: K3. *yo. K2. ssk. K3. Rep from * around.
8th rnd: K3. *yo. K3. ssk. K2. Rep from * around.
9th rnd: K3. *yo. K4. ssk. K1. Rep from * around.
10th rnd: K3. *yo. K5. ssk. Rep from * around.
These 10 rnds form pat.

Cont in pat until Body of Bag measures approx 10" [25.5 cm], ending on a 5th or 10th rnd of pat. Break A.

Next rnd: With B, *K9. K2tog. Rep from * to last 10 sts. K2tog. K8. 149 sts.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds twice more. Cast off purlwise.

Handles (make 2)
With B and smaller pair of needles, cast on 92 sts.
Knit 16 rows (garter st). Cast off.
Fold Handles in half lengthwise and sew cast on and cast off edges tog.

Sew ends of Handles 4" [10 cm] in from side edges of Bag, as shown in photo.