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Polka Dot Bag

This cheerful bag will come in handy for carrying knitting, books, or even a few groceries.

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Stitches are picked up around a garter-stitch base and worked in the round from the bottom up, then the bag is felted in the washer to form a thick, sturdy fabric. For a splash of playful color, Kristin has added a smattering of embroidered circles. (For information on Kristin's new book, Kids' Embroidery, see Bookshelf, page 10.)
Finished Size: 12" (30.5 cm) wide and 14" (35.5 cm) tall, after felting.
Yarn: Devon Julia (50% wool, 25% kid mohair, 25% alpaca; 93 yd [85 m]/50 g): #6085 deep geranium (MC), 6 balls; small amount of #2163 golden honey, #2250 French pumpkin, #3961 lady's mantle, and #B118 espresso. Yarn distributed by Great Yarns of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Yarn weight: #1 - Super Fine
Gauge: 12 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd, before felting.
Needles: Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2005

SKU: EP1286

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Nicholas

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Is there a pattern corrections that I missed? Review by Marian Gilliam

One portion of the pattern is written incorrectly. It says for the base to "work garter st in rows (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 16 rows

(Posted on 1/22/10)