#406 Whimsical Backpacks: Spiny Beast by Nora J. Bellows
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#406 Whimsical Backpacks: Spiny Beast

Knitting
September 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1600 - 1760 yards (1463 - 1609 m)
This pattern is available for $8.00.

Design has 3 patterns: Grassy Hill, Spiney Beast, & Just Plain Color

This pattern is currently out of print but may still be available from your local yarn shop or one of the online stores.

For kids or the kid in you, these whimsical backpacks let you keep it plain and simple or go crazy with I-cords. Spiney Beast lets you become a bright blue monster with fantastical spines down your back. Grassy Hill covers you with grass and flowers. When you are feeling ferocious and prickly or when lying in the grass would best hit the spot, put on one of these whimsical backpacks and indulge the beast or the blossom in you.

These bags are knit in one piece with flap embellishments and I-cord closures and strap tabs added before felting. Curved straps that fit the shape of your body are knit separately and attached after felting using purchased hardware. Directions for adjusting the strap length are included.