Scrapbuster Satchel by Catherine Salter Bayar

Scrapbuster Satchel

Knitting
April 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in half linen stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
634 - 656 yards (580 - 600 m)
One size
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Scrapbuster Satchel comes in two pattern versions:

  • the Earth Day original (scroll down for details)

  • the Kit version, offered in these color combos:

Bright Satchel Kit - 50gr cakes of 4055,4053, 4057 and 2 x 50gr cakes of 4009 and 4024

Dark Satchel Kit - 50gr cakes of 4063, 4064, 4065 and 2 x 50gr cakes of 4013 and 4019

Neutral Satchel Kit - 50gr cakes of 4059,4060, 4062 and 2 x 50gr cakes of 4001 and 4006

MC: 4 cakes Uneek Worsted, 50g each
CC: 3 cakes Monokrom Worsted, 50g each

Kit buyers, please work from the kit version pdf to assure proper yarn usage. Note: dimensions, needles and notions required are all the same as our original Earth Day version.

This quick and colorful satchel kit combines Urth Yarns caked and ready to work: Uneek stripes for the linen and floral stitch motifs, and Monokrom ombred welts for the straps and base.

With a nod of thanks to @MarinJa, the Uneek motifs were inspired by her Pixelated Scarf and Kim’s Kabuto, reformatted to blossom from garden rows of wrapped flowers worked flat one from the next with no seaming. The base and straps are worked in 3 shades of Monokrom, in a sturdy welt stitch in the round, the straps bound by I-cords on either side. The only seaming are Kitchener joins at the satchel base and I-cord ends. Instructions for adding an optional lining (fabric not included) on page 5.

Our original Earth Day pattern uses remnants:
Spring cleaning!
What better way to use up all those remnants of Uneek stripes and Monokrom ombres, than to repurpose them into a quick and colorful satchel bag? With a nod of thanks to MarinJa the motifs were inspired by her Pixelated Scarf and Kim’s Kabuto, reformatted to blossom from garden rows of wrapped flowers worked flat one from the next with no seaming. The base and straps are worked in a sturdy welt stitch in the round, the straps bound by I-cords on either side. The only seaming are Kitchener joins at the satchel base and I-cord ends.

Materials: 8 Uneek Worsted + 2 Monokrom
Worsted remnants, aprox. 30 g each,
for a total of about 300g

Size: Finished Width: top 21”/53.5cm,
bottom 18”/46cm
Finished Height at sides and middle:
12”/30.5cm, at straps 14”/35.5cm
Center straps: 1.25”/3cm wide
unstretched,
14”/35.5cm long, total strap length
31”/79cm on the half

Needles: Body: US 8/5mm
Base: US 6/4mm
Straps: US 2/2.75mm

Original pattern buyers: download the separate lining tutorial pdf along with the pattern file.

Errata for original version: re I-cord bind offs, asterisk placement: “…work a 4 st I-cord BO (CO 2 sts, k3, k2tog, move 4 sts to the working (left) ndl, rep bet - to EOR).”
Welt Stitch Base section should read Rounds 1, 3: K all sts.

Wrapped Flower Stitch Clarification for Row 4: K1, work the next 5 sts each with a triple wrap: (wyib insert ndl knitwise, wrap yarn three times, pull through to front of work). Each set of wraps counts as 1 st

Page 2 clarification at the start of the center decreases: Note the st count before the M in Rows 1 and 3 includes the M center stitch.