Mirkwood Satchel by Josie Mercier
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Mirkwood Satchel

December 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Linen stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
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“Now began the most dangerous part of their journey. They each shouldered the heavy pack and the water-skin which was their share, and turned from the light that lay on the lands outside and plunged into (Mirkwood) forest.”
- “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

When Bilbo and the Dwarves entered into Mirkwood forest, they had to carry all their food and water for the long journey through to the other side. The Mirkwood bag provides additional precious storage for the supplies needed to traverse the unwholesome woods.

The Mirkwood bag features a long cabled strap that is integrated into the sides of the bag. The body of the bag is worked in a sturdy linen stitch at a firm gauge that does not require an additional liner. A cabled pocket is knit separately and sewn onto the outside of the bag. The bag is finished with a zipper closure.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the cable.