Rambling rose shoulder bag by Nicola Young, Loopenzeloop

Rambling rose shoulder bag

November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Double-knitted stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1203 - 1312 yards (1100 - 1200 m)
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This colourful, double-knitted, self-lined shoulder bag is inspired by folk art. There’s plenty of scope here for different colour schemes and yarn types – with a bag like this, exact tension matching is not required. My version holds A4 pages and magazines.

The bag is knitted all in one piece then the sides joined with slip-stitch crochet. The handle is knitted as part of the bag then joined using grafting. The finished bag is 35.5 × 31.5 cm (14 × 12.375 inches) not including the handle. The length including the handle is 80 cm (31.5 inches).

The sample is knitted in Morris Estate 8 ply (available at http://morrisandsons.com.au/c1_341_1694) but the pattern includes suggestions for the more readily available Cascade 220 Sport.