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Free Knitting Pattern: Bobbled Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 1199
Rating: ***2.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Approximately 11 inches x 6 1/2 inches x 6 1/2inches.

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Here is a trendy bag for the young--and the young-at-heart! A speedy knit with oversized cables and bobbles.

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Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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Bobbled Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


10 sts + 14 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Make Bobble (MB)[K 1, p 1, k 1] in 1 st, [turn, k 3] 3 times, slip 1, k2tog, psso.

Bobble Panel A (5 sts, 8 rows)
Rows 1, 3 and 5: P 5.
Row 2 and all even rows: K 5.
Row 7: P 2, MB, p 2.

Bobble Panel B (5 sts, 8 rows)
Rows 1, 5 & 7: P 5.
Row 2 and all even rows: K 5.
Row 3: P 2, MB, p 2.

2-St Twist (2 sts, 2 rows)
Row 1: K2tog, do not remove new st from needle, k first st,remove both sts from needle.
Row 2: P 2.

ZigZag Cable (6 sts, 8 rows)
Row 1: Slip 2 sts to cn, hold in front, p 2, k 2 from cn, p 2.
Row 2: K 2, p 2, k 2.
Row 3: P 2, slip 2 sts to cn, hold in front, p 2, k 2 from cn.
Row 4: P 2, k 4.
Row 5: P 2, slip 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k 2, p 2 from cn.
Row 6: K 2, p 2, k 2.
Row 7: Slip 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k 2, p 2 from cn, p 2.
Row 8:K 4, p 2.

Garter St: K every row.
St st (stockinette stitch): K on RS, p on WS.


Cast on 74.
Row 1: K 3, [MB, k 3, MB, k 2, MB, k 3, MB, k 3, MB, k 2] 4 times, ending k 1.
Row 2: P 1, [p 2, k 5, p 2, k 9] 4 times, p 1.
Row 3 K 1, [2-St Twist, Bobble Panel A, ZigZag Cable, Bobble Panel B] 4 times, k 1. Continue in patterns as established until 26 rows completed. Work 2 rows of Garter St.
Next row: K 5, [turn, k 5] 5 times, *yo twice, k 10, [turn, k 10, knitting yo with last st, turn, k 10] twice, yo twice, k 8, [turn, k 8, knitting yo with last st, turn, k 8] twice*; repeat from * to *3 times; yo twice, k 10, [turn, k 10, knitting yo with last st, turn, k 10] twice, yo twice, k 5, [turn, k 5, knitting yo with last st, turn, k 5] twice. Work 2 rows of Garter St; bind off all sts.


Cast on 16 sts. Work in Garter St until piece measures 6 1/2", bind off all sts.


With 2 strands of yarn and crochet hook, leave a 4" tail and ch for 24", fasten off, leaving a 4" tail.


Sew side seam. Sew base to bottom, matching 2-St Twists to corners. Weave drawstrings in and out of holes, starting each from opposite sides. Tie ends securely in an overhand knot, cut tails to 2", fluff ends.

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cn = cable needle k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
psso = pass slipped stitch over RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over

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Pattern Average Rating: ***2.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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Bobbled Bag Reviewed by Kelly Flading on 2012-11-22 *
This is a super cute bag, but the directions gave me such a headache. The amount of stitches do not add up correctly from the very first row...very frustrating. After row 1, I was able to muddle through, but the top (where draw strings go) gave me problems again. I would not rate this as an "easy" pattern due to the counting required...even though the stitches themselves are easy. I took completing this bag as a personal vendetta and did not enjoy this pattern at all. Once done, the bag is cute, though. I will not make another.

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