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Hand and Shoulder Bag

Knitting
August 2009
Blacker Yarns Aran
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch using two strands of yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
459 - 919 yards (420 - 840 m)
large and small
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This stylish bag comes in two sizes. The large size can be worn over the shoulder and big enough to carry A4 notebooks, so it is perfect for day to day use. The smaller size has a shorter strap and is ideal for use as a handbag. Both sizes are knitted using TWO strands of yarn held together. This yields a stable, durable end product.

Sizing and Measurements:

Small: the strap measures 33 cm / 18”
the bag measures 25 cm / 10” wide x 15 cm / 6” deep

Large: the strap measures 36” / 98 cm
the bag measures 3 cm / 12” high x 25 cm / 10” wide

Yarn requirements:

Blacker Yarns Black Welsh Mountain Aran (100% Welsh mountain wool, 50 g = 70 m / 76 yds)

Small: 6 balls, or 420 m / 456 yds equivalent aran weight yarn

Large: 12 balls, or 840 m / 912 yds equivalent aran weight yarn

Gague:

13 sts x 17 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch with yarn held double

Needles:

5 mm / US 8 - straight knitting needles
4 mm / US 6 - double pointed needles

5 mm / US 8 - crochet hook

Notions:

large cable needle, darning needle, and one large button

Notes:

Both bags are knitted flat and then seamed. For both sizes the yarn is held double, resulting in a sturdy super-bulky fabric.