Saucy Tote by Leslie Barbazette

Saucy Tote

Knitting
November 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
240 yards (219 m)
12" wide x 9" high x 2¼" deep (plus straps)
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “I originally made this bag for my friend Melissa’s twenty-seventh birthday. Mel’s mom calls her saucy, hence the name. I wanted a knit bag that had a clean and defined shape (no sagging allowed!). After trying to shape it with cardboard and foam from craft stores, I finally figured out that by using plastic canvas I could keep the shape of the bag and have it still be washable. Kits for making this bag are available at my Web site www.citizenbags.com.”

Size:

  • Finished height 9 inches (+ straps)
  • Finished width 12 inches

Materials:

  • Caron Craft & Rug 3 Ply (100% polyester; 39.7g/60yds)
  • MC: 3 skeins #105 Medium Pink
  • CC: 1 skein #658 Christmas Green
  • US 11 (8mm) 24” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Clear plastic canvas: two 9” x 11½“ pieces, two 4¼” x 9” pieces, one 4¼“ x 11½” piece
  • Cotton fabric: one 35” x 12” piece, one 6” x 14” piece
  • 2 yds string or embroidery floss
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pointed large-eyed needle
  • 12 large paper clips
  • One 2” button

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