Satchel by Stephanie Shiman


May 2005
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with double strand of yarn (exact gauge is not important)
US 13 - 9.0 mm
1100 - 1760 yards (1006 - 1609 m)
Small (12" x 13.5") or Large (13" x 17")
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This modern messenger bag is knit on large needles with double-stranded wool, and then felted. The entire bag is knit in stockinette stitch, mostly in the round, and is seamless. Small gussets give dimension and the I-cord detailing adds a finished look. I rated the difficulty as tangy, but really anyone can knit it. All your mistakes will be felted away.  

Small Size:
Sized to fit a manuscript book & papers, or a small notebook computer

Large Size:
Fits a larger laptop computer; sized for use as school bag or carry-on luggage

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