Astera by Grace Gouin
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Astera

Knitting
February 2017
Echoview Fiber Mill Lanyard Yarn
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet Pyramid stitch on 6.5 mm needles before blockin
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
542 yards (496 m)
One size: 35.5 cm / 14” deep x 96 cm / 38” circumference around middle

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One size: 35.5 cm / 14” deep x 96 cm / 38” circumference around middle

Yarn: Echoview Fiber Mill Lanyard Yarn (chunky / bulky weight; 100% cotton; 248 m / 271 yds per 453 g cone)
Shade:Natural; 2 cones

Gauge: 13.5 sts & 22 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Eyelet Pyramid stitch on 6.5 mm needles before blocking.

Needles: 6.5 mm / US 10.5 circular needle, 100 cm / 40” length 6 mm / US 10 knitting needles for cast off Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 5 stitch markers – 1 of a different colour or type for beg of round, tapestry needle, removable straps

Notes: The tote is knit in the round from the bottom up, using a buttonhole technique to create the opening for the straps. The bottom of the bag is then worked by picking up stitches along the cast-on edge and shaped using decrease stitches before finishing with a 3-needle cast off.