Carpette Bag by Christine Guest

Carpette Bag

September 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
442 - 450 yards (404 - 411 m)
3”/7.5cm depth, 10”/25.5cm high, 10”/25.5cm wide. 28”/71cm length of loops (folded in half to 14”/35.5cm)
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I was working on a reticule shaped bag when my teenager joked that it looked like an old fashioned fish bowl - so I should knit a fish onto it. Further punning at the dinner table named the bag. Despite it’s origin as a joke, I think it manages some dignity.

The drawstring bag is worked in the round with
circles increasing from a provisionally cast on tab.
It finishes with a fluted garter edging and double
eyelets for the drawstrings, which can be i-cords, or ribbons. The fish itself uses twist stitches, knits and purls, and a few cables. The frame of the “fishbowl” is finished with extended loop cable stitches, and a ring cable using the multiple slipped stitch decrease to give the illusion that the cables are connected. I have a tutorial for this decrease on my blog.