Christmas Tree Mini Bag by Beauxknits Design

Christmas Tree Mini Bag

Knitting
December 2018
Lammy Yarns Superwash 5
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 - 350 yards (300 - 320 m)
one size
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My Christmas present for you: a mini project bag to carry all your UfO’s along with you in the coming year. The tote goes with the hat & Trees sweater I published this month. Because what is a lady without a matching bag? Also a good project to finish your waste yarn with.

Construction
The bag is basically constructed out of two circles: one fabric knit in the round for the body and one for the strap that provides bottom, sides and strap in one. The central trees on the body are sewn in with the duplicate stitch. No shaping is needed, that is no decreases or increases are used. The colorwork is partly done with stranded technique (the strap), the motifs on the body are done in duplicate stitch sewing. The pattern includes a written part, charts and a scheme for putting all the parts together: easy does it.

Yarn
Aran, SOVEN, 100% naturfreundlich naturschafwolle, (300m/200g) (328yd/200g), colors dark brown (MC) and pink (CC) used for body and strap: MC used 212m/140g 231yds/140g and CC used 45m/30g 49yds/30g.
LAMMY, 100% wool superwash, (130m/100g) (142yd/100g), color 793 (middle brown) (MC) used for extension flap of body: 50m/38g.
Worsted, GILLIATT de rerum natura (100 g/250 m, 100% merinos d’Arles BIO): waste yarn green for Christmas tree decoration on front/back and i-cord.

Needles and other materials
6 mm (US 10) circular needles 60cm/24in - 5,5 mm (US 9) 40cm/16in - 4,5 mm (US 7) 40cm/16in - 2,5 mm (US 1) DPNs for i-cord, stitch markers in several colors, tapestry needle.

Gauge (MC - 5,5mm/ US 9)
15 st x 18 rounds = 10 x 10 cm (4x4 in) in garter stitch.

Size information
Height body 27cm/10.6in - Width 20cm/7.9in - depth 7cm/2.8in - Height strap 65cm/25.5in.

Treehuggers among you are cordially invited to read my Trees Story on my blog.

Happy Trees knitting!
Antoinette aka Beauxknits