Summer Escape Knit Bag
If you've got a trip to the beach planned, do we have a treat for you. This Summer Escape Knit Bag is big enough to carry just about anything you need, even - you guessed it - your knitting supplies, for a nice, relaxing getaway. This is the perfect project for those who have a vacation coming up in a couple of months, because you can work on this knitting pattern and pace yourself until the day you leave. That way, this special bag becomes an exciting countdown to your week in paradise!
Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch
- Willow Yarns™ Wash (100% anti-pill acrylic; 100g/180yd)
- A: 732142-0009 Wild Lime - 1 ball
- B: 732142-0012 Turquoise - 2 balls
- C: 732142-0024 Snow - 1 ball
- D: 732142-0026 Polished Wood - 1 ball
- US size 7 (4.5mm) 24" circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
Width: 12" (30cm)
Height: 15" (38cm)
Depth: 3" (7.6cm)
Knitting abbreviations here.
Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in St st. Save time, check your gauge.
Woven st (multiple of 6 sts):
Rnds 1-2: With B, k.
Rnd 3: With A, *k1, sl 2 wyib, k3; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: With A, *p1, sl 2 wyib, p3; rep from * around.
Rnds 5-6: With B, k.
Rnd 7: With C, *k4, sl 2 wyib; rep from * around.
Rnd 8: With C, *p4, sl 2 wyib; rep from * around.
Rnds 9-10: With B, k.
Rnd 11: With D, *k1, sl 2 wyib, k3; rep from * around.
Rnd 12: With D, *p1, sl 2 wyib, p3; rep from * around.
Rnds 13-14: With B, k.
Rnd 15: With A, *k4, sl 2 wyib; rep from * around.
Rnd 16: With A, *p4, sl 2 wyib; rep from * around.
Rnds 17-18: With B, k.
Rnd 19: With C, *k1, sl 2 wyib, k3; rep from * around.
Rnd 20: With C, *p1, sl 2 wyib, p3; rep from * around.
Rnds 21-22: With B, k.
Rnd 23: With D, *k4, sl 2 wyib; rep from * around.
Rnd 24: With D, *p4, sl 2 wyib; rep from * around.
Rep Rnds 1-24 for pat.
Bottom of bag is k flat first, then sts are picked up and bag is worked in the rnd.
With B, CO 60 sts.
Work in St st for 3" (7.6cm).
BO all sts.
With B, pick up and k60 along CO edge, pick up and k15 along side, pick up and k60 along BO edge, pick up and k15 along side, pm for beg of rnd—150 sts.
Changing colors as indicated in pat, work in woven st for 13" (33cm), ending with 2 rnds in B.
Worked in B.
Rnd 1: K.
Rnd 2: P.
Rep last 2 rnds until bag measures 15" (38 cm).
BO all sts.
Handles (make 2)
With B, CO 50 sts.
K 9 rows.
BO all sts.
Sew handles onto RS front and back of bag approx 1" (2.5cm) down from the edge, approx 8" (20.3cm) apart. Sew handles down, making a box with an “X” in it with your sts to reinforce the seam. Weave in ends.
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