Friday, April 25, 2014

The Big Purple Bag

Knifty Knitter Bag

Skill level: Intermediate

Note: This bag can be lined, but it is a great bag to go shopping with. It stretches so big that you can put a lot of packages in it. The handles are comfortable and strong enough to support a heavy load.

Step 1: Flat piece of knitting: E wrap the loom, starting with peg 2 and ending with peg 31. Turn on peg 31 and e wrap back to peg 2. Knit 16 rows in this manner. (This piece will eventually fold over the handle.)

Step 2: Main body of the bag: Use the pegs on both sides of the loom (but not the pegs on each end of the loom) to knit in the figure 8 pattern. This will hold the stitches for the next rows. Wrap back and forth (fashion stitch), and then knit these stitches over. You will knit one stitch over on one side and two stitches over one stitch on the other side.

Step 3: Using the Bernat Disco yarn (this should be at peg 2), knit in with the main yarn for the next 6 rows. Cut the Bernat Disco and continue knitting until the knitting measures 24" of the main color of yarn (end at peg 2). Add in the Bernat Disco for the next 6 rows and then cut this yarn.

Step 4: Knit one row using only the main color (this will leave you at peg 31). Take the loops from the other side of the loom and place them over the corresponding pegs in the row you just knitted. You will now have 2 loops on the pegs on the right side of the loom. Wrap back in the single stitch and knit the 2 loops over the wrapped one. Continue knitting the single stitch for 16 rows.

Step 5: Using the main color and the Spool Loom (the end with 8 pegs), knit a tube 28" to 34" long (instructions can be found in the Spool Loom packaging). You will need 2 of these tubes.

Step 6: Fold the single knitting over. Using the yarn needle and yarn, sew to make a tube to string the handles through. Sew up the sides about half way. Thread the handles through the tube. Sew the ends together and slip these sewn ends to the middle of the tube.

Step 7: Sew the sequins on with sewing thread or loops of the yarn. Sew each one on separately, so that the bag can stretch.

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Other Supplies

  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver (Amethyst)
  • 1 skein Bernat Disco (Motown Mauve)
  • Sequins (gold)

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