Polka-Dot Bag by Kristin Nicholas
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Polka-Dot Bag

April 2005
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitich worked in the round, before felting
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
930 yards (850 m)
12" (30.5 cm) wide and 14" (35.5 cm) tall, after felting
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005: “Kristin Nicholas’s cheerful bag will come in handy for carrying knitting, books, or even a few groceries. Stitches are picked up around a garter-stitch base and worked in the round from the bottom up, then the bag is felted to the washer to form a thick, sturdy fabric. For a splash of playful color, Kristin has added a smattering of embroidered circles.”

Finished Size: 12” (30.5 cm) wide and 14” (35.5 cm) tall, after felting.

Yarn: Devon Julia (50% wool, 25% kid mohair, 25% alpaca; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #6085 deep geranium (MC), 6 balls; small amount of #2163 golden honey, #2250 French pumpkin, #3961 lady’s mantle, and #B118 espresso. Yarn distributed by Great Yarns of Raleigh North Carolina.

Needles: Size 10½ (6.5 mm): 24” (60-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.