New Day Knit Bag by Peppergoose (Susan Walsh)

New Day Knit Bag

Knitting
November 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in moss st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
153 - 164 yards (140 - 150 m)
one size, though easy to customise
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A cute textured knit bag just big enough for your keys and phone/wallet as you head out travelling light. Instructions describe a long strap to use as a cross body bag though is easy to shorten if preferred. Gauge is not critical to fit your body, but tight/firm stitches are useful for a bag project to help the bag take the weight of it’s contents.

This pattern only uses the basic techniques but the geometric pattern keeps you focussed while knitting and the sewing up at the end could keep you on your toes!

Pattern includes LOTS of photos to help the assembly of the bag and the option of sewing in a cotton liner. Also includes video links for cast on method and I-cord construction.

Skill level suits an adventurous beginner to intermediate knitter, with some basic hand sewing (ladder stitch, back stitch and whip stitch). Techniques include double tail cast on, knit, purl, cast off and knitting an I-Cord.

Materials
Yarn
Scheepjes Cahlista (100% Double Gassed Cotton; 50g/85m)
Colour: 385 Crystalline x 2 balls

Needles
3.75mm circular needles throughout (I used addi brand 60cm)

Other Materials
15-20mm wide Ribbon (4 x 8cm lengths – choose something that a tapestry needle can go through)
Tapestry needle (to use with yarn)
Sewing needle (to use with thread)

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Further pattern support available via private email susan@peppergoose.design