Alison Bag by Diana Troldahl

Alison Bag

Aran (8 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Pattern Stitch Number 1
US 7 - 4.5 mm
380 yards (347 m)
One Size
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-Alison is designed for carrying small lap tops and notebook computers, but works great for a small book bag or tote bag as well.

-Knitted in the round with a three needle bind off; minimal finishing is required, especially if a purchased handle is used.

-Three easy to intermediate slip stitch patterns (in written form) create a firm fabric.

-One skein of each yarn is all that is needed.

-Using semisolid yarn adds effortless complexity.

  • 13 inches wide by 9 inches high.

-Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted, 1 skein each in
Yarn A: Blue Skyways (M-230)
Yarn B: Strawberry Smoothie (M-200)
OR 190 yards each of two colors of 8 wpi yarn (Heavy Worsted or Aran)

Needles and Notions:
-#7 U.S. (4.5 mm) 24 to 32 inch circular needles.
- A second #7 (4.5 mm) needle used for three-needle bind off
-Darning Needle for weaving in ends.
-Stitch marker
-Optional purchased handle.
-Optional snaps, or if not for carrying computers, magnetized fasteners.

Abbreviations and Techniques:
k - knit
p - purl
sl1 - slip one stitch purlwise, with yarn in back
sl1 wyif - slip one stitch purlwise, with yarn in front
st - stitch
Three-needle bind off