Blooming Icicles Wide-Mouth Duffle Bag by Ellen Susanne

Blooming Icicles Wide-Mouth Duffle Bag

February 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
6.0 mm (J)
2187 - 2515 yards (2000 - 2300 m)
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Colorful and versatile, felted / fulled duffle bag, can hold a large knitting project, gym gear, or serve as carry-on luggage. Charts with an option of two colorways are provided: a 4-color, monochromatic option with a max. 2 colors per row and a 12-color option that includes a number of 4-color rows.

This bag begins with a rectangular base and then stitches are picked up and the sides are knit in the round. Decreased stitches at the top of the sides become an integrated shoulder strap, front and back sides are each knit back and forth and become the top flaps which close. The addition of knit tabs for attaching rings for side handles is optional. Bag is knit with double-stranded yarn.

Finished dimensions (after fulling): 12.5 x 22 x 8

Recommended Notions: stitch holders and markers or waste yarn, 2-4 magnetic snap sets (for closing lid), bag feet, side handles and rings, lining fabric, needle and invisible thread.

SEE ALSO THE SMALLER TOTE BAG version of this pattern,