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Crazy Stripes "Knit" Bag

by Patons
Knitting
January 2003
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1890 yards (1728 m)
14½ ins [37 cm] wide x 12½ ins [32 cm] high
This pattern is available for free.

Crazy stripes knit bag is a bright and fun way to display your love of knitting! (Patons Yarns)

Skill Level: Intermediate

MATERIALS
Patons® Classic Wool (100 g / 3.5 oz)
Main Color (MC) (226 Black) 1 ball
Contrast A (204 Old Gold) 1 ball
Contrast B (227 Taupe) 1 ball
Contrast C (207 Rich Red) 1 ball
Contrast D (206 Russet) 1 ball
Contrast E (220 Bottle Green) 1 ball
Contrast F (229 Natural Mix) 1 ball
Contrast G (222 Sage Green) 1 ball
Contrast H (208 Burgundy) 1 ball
9 colors, 1 ball each

Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
½ yd [0.5 m] of lining fabric.

Colorwork chart and embroidery diagram are included in pdf download (January 2010).

Directions include handles, fabric lining, embroidering “Knit” onto front of bag, and twisted cord to embellish the sides and bottom of bag.

When working from chart, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.

Ed note: The pattern calls for 1 skein of MC and smaller amounts of 8 skeins of CC’s which would then leave a lot of yardage for other projects. Stash yarns could also be incorporated.