I'll Huff and I'll Puff - Straw by Lisa Kereliuk
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I'll Huff and I'll Puff - Straw

May 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 15.5 rows = 4 inches
in straw bale stitch pattern
US 10 - 6.0 mm
270 - 350 yards (247 - 320 m)
9” high x 9” wide x 9” tall (23 cm cubed)
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This toy box is available as a single pattern or as The Three Little Pigs Knit Toy Box e-book Collection. A discount equal to the cost of any patterns you have already purchased will be available to you if you decide to purchase the e-book.

This versatile piece can be carried as a bag or filled like a box with toys or treasures. Taking my cue from The Three Little Pigs, I reinforced this piece with straw so that the sides won’t flop over. The sides are worked in the round for minimal seaming. Carrying the yarn in front across multiple stitches creates a pattern like baled straw. Corners are knit in garter stitch to maintain a similar gauge to the body of the bag. After knitting, plastic drinking straws are inserted along each edge for support. Super bulky yarns means it knits up quickly without a fuss.

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o 4 balls Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (Approximately 280 yards, super bulky)
o US 10 (6mm) 36 inch circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
o Yarn Needle
o 8 drinking straws (8 ½ inches long), either flexible or non-flexible

24 stitches and 33 rows in float stitch blocks stitch pattern = length of drinking straw

o Knitting in the round with circular needles
o Slipping stitches
o Knitting i-cord (link to tutorial provided)
o Binding off in i-cord (instructions provided)