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Everyday Bag in Triangle Pattern

Knitting for Dummies
Knitting
January 2002
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in Fair Isle pattern (4.5 stitches per inch)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)

Pages: 214-216.

Pattern description from Knitting for Dummies: “For this bag, gather up your colored yarns and knit a striped pattern, breaking into the small repeating triangle motif every few stripes.”

Dimensions: This bag is made in two pieces about 8.5 inches wide and 9.5 inches high, seamed together at the bottom and along the sides.

Materials: One 3.5-ounce (100-gram) skein (each approximately 200 yards) of Harrisville Knitting Yarn in each of the following colors: Red (A), Violet (B), Hemlock (C), Magenta (D), Iris (E and CC), Tundra (F), Chianti (G), and Poppy (H and MC) (you can also select another comparable yarn in your favorite eight colors); one pair of size 7 needles; two size 7 double-pointed needles for cord (optional).

Knitting Tip: “To avoid having to sew a bottom seam, do the knitterly thing and ‘pick up’ stitches along the bottom edge to work the second piece. With the wrong side facing, look at the cast-on edge. Locate the overlapping strands. Starting at the right edge, go under the first cast-on strand (from wrong side to right side) with the tip of your needle, hook the yarn, and pull it through. You can find more on picking up stitches in Chapter 16. Do the next stitch the same way and continue to pull stitches through until the end of the row. When you’ve picked up 39 stitches, turn your work and start Row 1.”