Staffa by Heather Dixon
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August 2011
6 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in Loopy Stitch
US 35 - 19.0 mm
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Designed to mimic the shaggy coat of a wild ram, Staffa is an attractive and useful hand bag/shoulder bag. The loopy stitch is easy to master after a little practice and the large needles mean that it knits up quickly. A great, lazy, afternoon project!

Note: Directions for Loopy Stitch are written for English style knitting. If you knit Continental style, you will need to wrap the yarn around your right thumb instead of your left thumb.

Size: 9”/ 23cm Height x 14”/ 35.5cm Width.

Malabrigo Aquarella (100% Wool), 100g/3.5oz, 65yds/59m.
2 Skeins of # 1 Tranqueras
Or yarn that knits to specified gauge.

1 pair of US 35/19mm knitting needles

2 Bag Handles; I used style BGH316 from The Button Company

Tapestry/Darning Needle
19”/48.5cm x 15”/38cm of Lining Fabric
Sewing Thread in matching colour
Sewing Needle

6 stitches x 7 rows = 4”/10cm worked in Loopy Stitch using US 35/19mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.