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Counterpane Accessories Pouch

Knitting
October 2005
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 yards (274 m)

Pattern description from Handknit Holidays: “Inspired by a design in a vintage knitting book, Carrie Brenner has adapted a counterpane pattern into an updated ‘granny’ bag, complete with bamboo handles and a coordinating accessories pouch… The rugged, bulky handspun wool used for the bag offsets the femininity of the scallops. The pattern takes on a whole new feel when worked in a finer silk yarn for the smaller version, designed to be tucked into the carpet bag or carried on it’s own.”

Finished Measurements: Approximately 11.5” wide by 4.5” high

Yarn: La Lana Wools Bombyx Silk (100% silk; approximately 300 yards / 6 ounces): burgundy

Needles:

  • One pair straight needles size US 6 (4 mm)
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, 0.75 (0.5) yarn 45” wide lining fabric, sewing needle and thread, 12-15” zipper.

Gauge: Each scallop = 3.75” wide by 2” high