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Big Honkin' Bag

Knitting
December 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 2 - 2.75 mm
850 yards (777 m)
One
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The bag construction is basic. The textured front, back and stockinette bottom gusset are knit in one piece on either long single points or a circular needle. The side stockinette gussets with 1k, 1p rib pockets are set in the sides with single crochet. The upper edge is a provisional cast on leaving live stitches for the attached I-cord trim. Finally, I-cord braided handles are attached to the bag body with metal rings and stockinette tabs, giving it some designer panache. Lining is optional, as the bag is in a pretty tight gauge. I chose to line my bag in satin with several pockets.