Spangled Tote by Rachel Roden

Spangled Tote

July 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (pre-felting, with yarn held double)
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1320 yards (1207 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

This sturdy felted tote is perfect for carrying your personal items to the beach or a summertime picnic! The base is constructed with short rows and the body is striped to represent an American flag. The top is finished with a simple section of stranded colorwork (this can be omitted and knit plain). The rolled straps are knitted on, and then the entire bag is felted!

Colors Used:
Color A: 2 skeins of Cascade 220 in color 2402 Light Navy Blue
Color B: 2 skeins of Cascade 220 in color 2413 Red (to reduce color bleeding you should soak your red yarn in a vinegar bath ahead of time)
Color C: 2 skeins of Cascade 220 in color 8010 Natural