The Grabbit by Carol A. Anderson

The Grabbit

January 1994
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Depends on yarn and gauge used
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The Grabbit

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There are three basic designs one can knit to create a Grabbit: a stockinette stitch square, a square diminutive cabled Grabbit, or an octagonal stockinette stitch Grabbit

Materials and Gauge:

Yarn | Needles | Gauge

  • 8 oz. fingering | #2,3 or4 dpns, 16” and 24 circular | 6 sts = 1”
  • 12 oz. Euroflax linen | #3 dpns, 16” and 24” circular | 5 sts = 1”
  • 12 oz. sport | #2,3 or4 dpns, 16” and 24” circular | 5 sts = 1”
  • 16 oz. worsted | #8 dpn, 16” and 24” circular | 5 sts = 1”

Size: 36” square

Skill level: Intermediate

The transformation from being a simple piece of knitted material happens with the addition of loops and I-Cord. You might knit one from the finest of yarns or of colorful stash. Knitter’s choice

“The Grabbit” is a 36” flat square that becomes a bag. It’s designed to unfold from bag into a fabric square that can serve many purposes. If you are a knitter, your Grabbit can become a flat palette for yarn balls on a many-hued knitting project. But if it is a “baby bag,” it can be transformed into an emergency changing blanket. Or if a picnic bag carrying utensils and napkins, an elegant luncheon cloth.

Carol Anderson