Letter Have It by Georgia A. Coleman

Letter Have It

Knitting
November 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
570 - 660 yards (521 - 604 m)
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Errata available: stitchnationyarn.com

Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “I’m crazy about the new initial craze! I want one of everything with a big ole G right smack in the middle. Only I’ve encountered a little problem: Nobody sells anything with a G on it. I’ve found plenty of Ks and a ton of Js. But c’mon, we aren’t all Kimberly or Jessica! This bag is my tribute to all the unpopular initials out there, and its shape is inspired by my love of 1950s bowling bags. Best of all, by simply changing the needle size, you can make this bag big or little. The bigger bag is perfect for toting around knitting projects, and the little one is just the right size for your wallet and keys. It makes a perfect personalized gift.”

Sizes:

  • Small bag: 6 inches high, 10 inches wide, 3½ inches deep
  • Large bag: 8 inches high, 14 inches wide, 5 inches deep

Materials:

SMALL BAG

  • Cascade 220 (100% wool; 100g/220yds)
  • MC: 2 skeins #7919 Turquoise
  • CC: 1 skein #8505 White
  • US 8 (5mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 2)
  • 7” white zipper LARGE BAG
  • Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair; 113g/190yds)
  • MC: 2 skeins #M-38 Lotus Pink
  • CC: 1 skein #M-05 Onyx
  • US 11 (8mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 11 (8mm) double-pointed needles (set of 2)
  • 12” black zipper BOTH BAGS
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread to match MC

Instructions are given for a small and large bag.

Gauge for small bag: 17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch

Gauge for large bag: 12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch