Not All Those Who Wander backpack by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Not All Those Who Wander backpack

November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (unfelted), worked in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
150 - 625 yards (137 - 572 m)
one size - 16 inches high x 10.5 inches (21 inches around) wide after slight felting
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This backpack is worked in the round from the top-down with garter-knit straps worked sideways and an i-cord drawstring to close. You start with a broken-rib top edge, then begin the colorwork chart.

For this project you need:

  • MC - 300 yards worsted wool CC1 - 175 yards worsted wool CC2 - 150 yards worsted wool

Sample shown used Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherds Wool Worsted :

  • MC - Wheat CC1 - Blue Spruce CC2 - Garnet

Lightly felted when done, the bag is large enough to carry a mid-sized project and there are two holes worked in the bottom border to allow travelling knitters to protect the yarn in the backpack while knitting and walking knitting and walking … since after all, not all those who wander are lost!