Merengue Knot Bag by Paula King

Merengue Knot Bag

Knitting
December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
500 - 550 yards (457 - 503 m)
one size
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Ruffles galore on this adorable knot bag make it a must have for the girlie girl in your life or for your inner “girlie self”. Just the right size for a few essentials like keys, mints and a small project (of course).
Slip the long handle through the short, and you’re ready to go.
A small wristlet of a bag is perfect for a quick run to the store, a night out or an outdoor event (fiber & wool festival)! It is sure to garner comments and maybe a few envious looks. Show your sense of style and whimsy with the wide variety of colors available.

Yarn support provided by Skein Shop, Cincinnati, OH.

Materials:
250 yds. (230 m) wool or feltable wool blend (not superwash) of main color (MC-body of bag)
320 yds. (295 m) wool or feltable wool blend (not superwash) of contrasting color (CC-ruffles)
Yarns Shown: Noro Kureopatora color #1017 – 100% wool, 295 yds (270m) per 100g
Noro À la Mode color #17 Feyway – 65% wool, 25% mohair, 10% polyamide, 109 yds (100m) per 50g
US 10 (6mm) 16” circular
US 10 (6mm) double pointed needles
Stitch holders (2) or lengths of waste yarn (2)
Stitch markers (removable/10 – 9 of one color, 1 contrasting)
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 16 stitches x 21 rows = 4” x 4” over stockinette, pre-felting (gauge is not critical for this project)

Measurements:
Before felting: Base: 8 in (20.5 cm) diameter
Length of body including bind off: 9.75 in (24.7 cm)
Short handle: 9.5 in (24 cm)
Long handle: 15.5 in (39.5 cm)

After felting: Base: 5.25 in (13.5 cm) diameter
Length of body including bind off: 5.5 in (14 cm)
Short handle: 5.5 in (14 cm)
Long handle: 10.5 in (26.5 cm)