Mitered Drawstring Project Bag by Sarah Dawn

Mitered Drawstring Project Bag

November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
One Size, 16 inch (40 cm) circumference
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Inspiration for this Mitered Drawstring Project Bag came from the Ravelry Designer’s Challenge. The challenge was to create a bag using mitered squares, and this was the result! I was looking for something durable, big enough to be a project bag for my knitting, and something that would use up those leftover skeins I had in my stash. This pattern uses about half-a-skein of the suggested yarn per colour, (a little more for the MC) making it the perfect project to use up leftover half-skeins of yarn!

The bag starts with the same cast on used for toe-up socks, and increases from that to form the bottom of the bag. There are two different bottoms, one for a bag with a tapered bottom, (shown on the sample), and one for a flat bottomed bag.

The mitered squares are knit individually without seaming, picking up stitches from the work below. Then, the bag is finished in the round and eyelets are added for a twisted cord. The top border of the bag is edged with garter stitch stripes.

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Pattern Notes:

This pattern is written instructions only, it does not contain charts.

Please note that gauge is not specifically important to this pattern, though changes in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used and the size of the final project.

Techniques Used:
decreases: k2tog, ssk, cdd
increases: m1, yo.
toe up cast on method
knit cast off
picking up and knitting stitches from knit edges
working small circumferences in the round
creating a twisted cord

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