Labyrinth Carpetbag by Sara Lucas
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Labyrinth Carpetbag

Knitting
October 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch before felting.
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
690 yards (631 m)
18" wide and 12" high, after felting
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com interweave.com

Interweave SKU: EP4914

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2008:
Simple-to-make hexagons, joined as they are knitted, are the building blocks of the Labyrinth Carpetbag. Mitered diamonds shape the sides. Sara Lucas uses just three colors in random-look stripes to create a rich, tapestry-like effect.

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Wool Clásica (100% wool; 138 yd [126 m]/100 g): #V cinnamon (brick orange; A) and #41 (eggplant; B), 2 skeins each; #F stone (khaki; C), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Needles: Size 10½ (6.5 mm): 16” circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m; one in a contrasting color to mark beg of rnd); tapestry needle; chenille needle or other sharp, big-eye needle; purse handles (shown: Grayson E leather handles, 25” rolled, in olive).

Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4” in St st before felting; 21 sts and 23 rows = 4” in St st after felting.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, 2008

Pages 35, 72 & 74