history of magic book bag by tiny owl knits

history of magic book bag

October 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
500 yards (457 m)
big enough for a nice textbook
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This pattern is available individually and is also a part of the ebook:
The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer Year 1
5 patterns & 5 classes with mini magic lessons! ♥

Patterns included in this e-book are:

  1. Professor Meow-gona-cowl (Transfiguration Class)
  2. A Practical Witch Hat (Potions Class)
  3. Broom Riders (Flying Class)
  4. Moon Phase Scarf (Astronomy Class)
  5. History of Magic Book Bag (History of Magic Class)

Welcome to Witch & Wizard Academy! You are in History of Magic Class. As part of your lesson, you will be making a sensible book bag to carry rather large and impressive lesson books. Of course you can also just use it for your i-pad.

Owl Experience Level: one OWL (beginner)

Finished measurements of bag:
Before seaming: 44” long x 21” wide measured flat.
After seaming: 14” high x 18” wide measured flat.
11” high x 14” wide measured flat not including gusset.
Finished braided front closure 16” long.
Finished braided shoulder strap 54” long.

Yarns used: Bulky weight wool yarn such as:
Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride, 85% Wool, 15% Mohair, 113 g -
225 yds - 114 m, Color: M - 08 WILD OAK - 4 skeins.
NOTE: bag is felted in the washing machine so be sure to get something that is 100% wool or other animal fiber. (Though please note that other animal fibers may felt differently.)

Before felting: Work 10 sts and 14 rows to measure 4x4”
in St stitch using US 13 or 9 mm needles.
After felting, work will shrink down to about 13 sts and 18 rows in 4x4”. Use needles necessary to get gauge.
I-cord - 12 rows to measure 4” in length.

A pair of US 13 (9 mm) circular needles 24 long for BAG,
A set of US 11 (8 mm) dpns for STRAP & CLOSURE,
stitch markers, tapestry & sewing needles, 2 safety pins or lock stitch markers, sewing thread that matches your yarn color, some straight sewing pins for blocking.

Tiny owl stitch dictionary:
dpns: double pointed needles
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
kfb: knit into front and back of the next stitch.
p: purl
pm: place marker
(RS): right side
ssk: slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts and knit them tog.
spp: slip next st purlwise onto your right needle, purl next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the purl st. One st decreased.
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. knit a row, purl a row.
st(s): stitch(es)
(WS): wrong side