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Felted Yoga Mat Bag

Knitting
October 2004
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, before washing
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
822 yards (752 m)
Errata available: abramsbooks.com

Pattern description from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “I know a lot of people who practice yoga (and quite a few are knitters), and I’m sure many of them would choose this pretty, all-natural bag for carrying their yoga mat over the nylon kind sold at most sporting-goods stores. The wool yarn used in this project comes from a cooperative that supports over a thousand Uruguayans, mostly rural women.”

Finished Measurements: 16” (40.5 cm) circumference, 24” (61 cm) long, with 40” (101.5 cm) strap

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay (100% handspun kettle-dyed wool; 137 yards 125 meters / 100 grams): #01 Hollywood pink (A), 2 skeins, #113 wildflowers (B), 1 skein; #W persimmon (C), 3 skeins.

Needles: One 24” (60 cm) circular needle size US 10.5 (6.5 mm). Set of five double-pointed needles size US 10.5 (6.5 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers, removable stitch marker or safety pin.