Green Gables by Verena Zeilinger
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Green Gables

September 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Seed Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
153 - 164 yards (140 - 150 m)
one size
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This little bag is inspired by one of the most influential books of my childhood: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story of the feisty, dreamy orphan girl, who finds her true home in Green Gables with Matthew and Marilla, is still one of my favourite tales.
I tried to immitate the building type of the original Green Gables House near Cavendish on Prince Edward Island, Canada, but used different colours. For the handle and tassels I chose an orange red to immitate Anne’s unbeloved red hair and her plaits.
It’s a small bag with a long handle, intended for reaching the hips. Knit in one piece with a Bulky-Weight-Yarn on 6mm/US 10 needles, it is a really quick knit. This design features some stranded colourwork, seed stitches in one and two colours (on the back opposite of the stranded colourwork) and an easy-cable-handle. Use it for carrying a book or smaller things like wallets, keys etc. or knit one for a child (with a shorter handle).

Materials: 1x 6mm / US 10 Circular needles
1x 6mm Cable needle (for handle)
1x tapestry needle (for weaving in yarn ends and sewing on the handle)
2x marker (for beginning of round/colourwork and ending of colourwork)
1x 5/H crochet hook (for attaching tassels)
2x snap fasteners (optional)

Yarn: Bulky Weight Yarn, approx. 157g or 149m/163yds
MC - approx. 47g or 44.7m/48.8yds, CC1 - approx. 25g or 23.8m/26yds, CC2 – approx. 31g or 29.5m/32.2yds, CC3 – approx. 54g or 51.3m/56.1yds
Have in mind that yardage is an estimate!

Yarn shown in pictures: Malabrigo Yarn Chunky (91m/100yds = 100g), in colours
Tuareg (MC), Sunset (CC1), Verde Adriana (CC2), Rhodesian (CC3)

Gauge: 14 x 24 = 10cm/4inches using Seed Stitch

Skills: Seed Stitch, Stockinette Stitch, Working Cables, Stranded Colourwork, Kitchener Stitch

Measurements (after blocking):
Length of bag: approx. 25cm/10inches
Width of bag: approx. 20cm/7.9inches
Length of handle: approx. 100cm/39inches
Length of tassels: approx. 10cm/3.9inches