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Monk's Travel Satchel

Knitting
October 2003
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1505 yards (1376 m)
one size, see notes
This pattern is available for free.

Size: 16 inches (40.5cm) deep x 19 inches (48.5cm) wide

From Folk Bags: "The religion of Nepal is a mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism, and the monks who traveled southwest China, Nepal, and Tibet traditionally carried large bags.  Some were brightly colored, some were faded by time - but beautifully toned, nonetheless.  The monks carried all their earthly goods in these bags, so pockets inside and out were a useful feature.  Since I love the organization that pockets provide, I designed this bag with five separate spaces in addition to the spacious capacity of the main compartment."

Gauge: 22 stitches and 34 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch; 22 stitches and 36 rows = 4” in seed stitch

Needles:

  • size 4 (3.5mm) circular, 2 pair each 29” (73.5cm) long (for border of the back of the bag)
  • size 4 (3.5mm) set of 2 double-pointed (for I-cord)
  • size 5 (3.75mm) or larger (for binding off)

Yarn: 3 skeins color A, 3 skeins color B, 2 skeins color C

Also appeared on Knitty Gritty, Episode DKNG-409.