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Counterpane Carpet Bag

Knitting
October 2005
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
800 yards (732 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 its own.”

Finished Measurements: Approximately 18 inches wide and 20 inches high without handles

Yarn: La Lana forever Random Blend (wool / mohair blend; 80 yards / 2 ounces): 10 skeins yellow brick road

Needles:

  • One pair straight needles size US 10.5 (6.5 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, two 9” diameter bamboo handles.

Gauge: Each scallop = 5.5” wide by 2.5” high