Mitre Square Tote by Marly Bird

Mitre Square Tote

June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
One mitered block = 5.5" square
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1592 yards (1456 m)
16.5" long, 4.25" wide, and 12.5" tall, not including handles
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Show off all the colors in a variegated yarn with garter-stitch mitered blocks. Though you’ll knit this roomy bag one square at a time, there’s only minimal seaming at the end: you pick up stitches for each new square from the preceding one. Add a fabric lining for extra stability.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 16.5” long, 4.25” wide, and 12.5” tall, not including handles.

Yarn Red Heart Unforgettable (100% acrylic): #E793_3940 echo (multi; A), 4 balls.

Red Heart Soft (100% acrylic): #E728_9523 dark leaf (green; B) and #E728_9010 charcoal (gray; C), 1 ball each. Yarns distributed by Coats & Clark.

Needles Size 10 (6 mm): 24” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holder; spare needle in same size for three-needle BO; tapestry needle; two 20” purse handles.

Gauge One mitered block = 5.5” square.

Notes This bag is worked in a modular fashion. The base is worked back and forth in rows. Stitches for the sides are picked up and knit in mitered blocks. Stitches are picked up for end panels.