Open-mesh Market Bag
Lion Brand® Incredible® - Microspun
10 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Garter st (k every row) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog 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.
Making a Gauge Swatch
|Pattern Stitch (worked back and forth in rows)|
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): Sl first st as to p, bring yarn to back between the sts, k to
last st, bring yarn to front, sl last st. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern st,
working back and forth in rows.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 10 sts. Working back and forth
in rows on circular needle, work in pattern st for 6 in. [15 cm].
Inc Row (RS): Keeping in pattern, sl first st, inc 1 st in next st, k to
last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, sl last st. Continue in pattern st and rep inc
row every row 8 times more, end with a WS row – 28 sts. Place sts on a holder.
Join Straps and BodyWith circular needle, and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, k
28 sts of First Strap, cast on 12 sts for body, k 28 sts of Second Strap, cast
on 12 sts – 80 sts. Place marker and join for working in the rnd. Work in
Garter st worked in the round (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) until piece measures 10 in.
[25.5 cm] from joining rnd, end with a purl rnd.
Next Row (RS)
Dec Rnd (K 8, k 2 tog) 8 times – 72 sts. P1 rnd.
Dec Rnd (K 7, k 2 tog) 8 times – 64 sts. P1 rnd.
Continue in this manner to dec 8 sts on every other rnd, having 1 less st
between decs on each dec rnd and changing to dpns when necessary, until 8 sts
rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through rem 8 sts and pull tightly
FINISHINGSew cast-on ends of straps tog. Weave in ends.
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