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Entrelac Saddle Bag in Cotton or Wool

Knitting
May 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
500 yards (457 m)
one size
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A rectangle of entrelac is knit for the body of the bag. The strap is knit in the woven stitch pattern, a simple two row repeat. The strap is attached by crocheting it to the bag. The lining in the cotton version is ironed onto the wrong side of the flat piece before the handle is attached. The wool version is felted and needs no lining.

Techniques: entrelac (fully explained), reverse single crochet and minimal sewing in the cotton version and felting in the wool version.

Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, a stitch glossary explaining the techniques used. Step by step directions for doing the entrelac pattern are included.

Directions are included for a bag in cotton or feltable wool.

This can be a good first entrelac project.

Good for the intermediate to advanced knitter.

Approximately 500 yards of cotton worsted weight yarn is needed ( I used 6 different colors of Jeanee worsted) and needle size 5 to knit a tight fabric.

Approximately 700 yards of feltable wool is needed (I used 6 different colors of Galway) and needle size 11.