Loom Knit Garden Tote by Bethany A Dailey
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Loom Knit Garden Tote

Loom Knitting
August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
410 - 420 yards (375 - 384 m)
14" w x 12" h (but can be adjusted)
This pattern is available for free.

I imagine this floral motif as the window that looks out onto a rose garden, which would be a perfect place to sit and knit in the shades of the trellises, surrounded by the lovely scents of nature. This design features both double and single knit, making it a wonderful introduction to the Rotating Double Knit Loom by Authentic Knitting Board…Enjoy!

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

PATTERN NOTES

This project is designed in such a way that a multitude of items can be created from it. If a bag is not preferred, a pillow can be made by simply stuffing and closing the top, rather than adding handles. An unlined bag can be created by simply adding premade or knit handles to the top of the bag. The stranded colorwork patch can be inserted directly into another knitted project, such as a blanket, etc. The options for this design are only limited to your imagination!

To make it easier to add a simple canvas tote to the inside of your bag for a quick liner with handles, add another 4 rows on each of the 2 color blocks of the main double knit bag to increase the height to 14”. Then simply insert the tote into your knitted bag and hand stitch them together along the top opening!

LOOM: Rotating Double Knit Loom by KB
YARN: approx. 420 yards #4 worsted weight yarn. Sample used Patons Classic Wool, 210 yards per skein, 100% wool, in colors orchid and lemongrass
NOTIONS: loom tool, yarn needle, lengths of waste yarn, row counter. Optional for lining bag: approx. 1 yard decorator fabric, 1 basic canvas tote, 10”x10” soft plastic canvas or stiff felt, sewing machine, sewing thread, sewing needle, straight pins.
GAUGE: Double Knit Ribbing: approx. 5 sts x 9 rows = 2 inches
Single Knit U-stitch: approx. 10 sts x 11.25 rows = 2 inches
SIZE: Sample is 12” h x 14” w.