Ciao Bella Knitter's Tote
Featured in The Fiber Factor Knit Along - March 2014.
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Created for Challenge 6 of the 2013 Fiber Factor.
Here is what you’ll need:
Original Bag (pictured)
HiKoo Simplicity – 6 (50g) hanks of a solid color. (The original bag used 5 hanks of Color #46 Crimson, but with only inches to spare.)
Schoppel Zauberwolle – 3 (100g) balls of this slowly progressing ombre yarn. (The original bag used Color #1508.)
Optional Bag (Using Only HiKoo Simplicity)
HiKoo Simplicity - 14 total hanks – 6 (50g) hanks of one color (to be used where Crimson color was used in the original bag), and 8 (50g) hanks of another color (to be used where the gray ombre yarn was used in the original bag).
3 identical Jul Florentine hinges
2, 47 inch (or longer) 3.5 mm (US #4) circular needles a shorter #4 circular is nice if you object to having a lot of cord slack when working smaller items. Technically, it’s not needed but I certainly liked being able to swap out the cable easily with the clicks!
#4 dpns may come in handy if you’re making I-cord (you could also purchase cord or use an I-cord machine…you’ll need 8 feet so making it by hand will be tedious!!!!)
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2 yards (20 inch wide) sew-in, heavy weight or extra firm interfacing
.5 yards coordinating fabric
1 heavy weight, molded, non-separating zipper (not metal) for easier cutting (will be cut to 10 inches)