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Elsa

The Knitter, Issue 36
The Knitter, Lace Collection
Knitting
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
28cm x 23cm (33cm x 28cm; 39cm x 28cm; 45cm x 37cm)

A laptop cover / case inspired by the work of Austrian artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It is named after his mother.

Yarn
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Aran (Aran Weight, 90m/50g) - Shade 1 requires 2, 2, 3, 4 x 50g balls and Shade 2 requires 1 ball for all sizes
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Lace (Lace Weight, 169m/25g) - 1, 1, 1, 2 x 25g balls

Equipment Required
1 set 3.5mm (no. 9-10) (US 3) 60cm long circular needles
1 set 5mm (no. 6) (US 8) 60cm long circular needles
1 set 4mm (no. 8) (US 6) circular needles or DPNs for the i-cord top and bottom edgings
2 small wooden closure toggles for finishing

Skills Required
Stocking Stitch
Lace Knitting
Turkish Cast-on
I-cord edging

Imperial sizes
11” x 9” (13” x 11”; 15.5” x 11”; 17.5” x 14.5”)

The pictured sample is the third size.

Construction
The inner bag (lining) is knitted first, worked from the bottom up in the round. Inner bag is cast/bound off using applied i-cord technique. Then stitches are picked up from the applied i-cord to knit the outer (lace) layer. The outer layer is knitted from top to bottom in the round. The piping is knitted at the same time using intarsia method (yes, intarsia in the round!). Bottom piping is an i-cord three needle bind-off (oh my!).

Pattern includes full instructions for the techniques involved.