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Free Knitting Pattern: Sweater Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 60336A
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

11 1/2 x 13 in. [29 x 33 cm]

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Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Eggplant Charcoal Black Silver Grey
Willow Nantucket Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other;
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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•  630-402 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Wheat
$ 43.95  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
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Circular needle size 8 [5 mm] 29 in. [73.75 cm] long

Sweater Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky


12 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

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


RC (Right Cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, k 2, then p 1 from cable needle.
LC (Left Cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p 1, then k 2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k 2, then k 2 from cable needle.


Side Panel Pattern (14 sts)
Rnds 1-6:

K 1, p 5, k 2, p 5, k 1.
Rnd 7: K 1, p 4, k 4, p 4, k 1.
Rnd 8 (and all even rnds): K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rnd 9: K 1, p 3, RC, LC, p 3, k 1.
Rnd 11: K 1, p 2, RC, p 2, LC, p 2, k 1.
Rnd 13: K 1, p 2, LC, p 2, RC, p 2, k 1.
Rnd 15: K 1, p 3, LC, RC, p 3, k 1.
Rnd 17: K 1, p 4, 2/2 RC, p 4, k 1.
Rnds 19-27: Repeat Rnds 9-17.
Rnds 29-35: Repeat Rnds 9-15.

Center Panel Pattern

(22 sts)
Rnd 1:
P 8, LC, RC, p 8.
Rnd 2 (and all even rnds): K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rnd 3: P 9, 2/2 RC, p 9.
Rnd 5: P 8, RC, LC, p 8.
Rnd 7: P 7, RC, p 2, LC, p 7.
Rnd 9: P 6, RC, p 4, LC, p 6.
Rnd 11: P 5, RC, p 1, k 4, p 1, LC, p 5.
Rnd 13: P 4, RC, p 1, RC, LC, p 1, LC, p 4.
Rnd 15: P 3, RC, p 1, RC, p 2, LC, p 1, LC, p 3.
Rnd 17: (P 2, RC, p 2, LC) twice, p 2.
Rnd 19: P 1, (RC, p 4, LC) twice, p 1.
Rnd 21: P 1, k2, p 6, 2/2 RC, p 6, k 2, p 1.
Rnd 23: P 1, (LC, p 4, RC) twice, p 1.
Rnd 25: (P 2, LC, p 2, RC) twice, p 2.
Rnd 27: P 3, LC, p 1, LC, p 2, RC, p 1, RC, p 3.
Rnd 29: P 4, LC, p 1, LC, RC, p 1, RC, p 4.
Rnd 31: P 5, LC, p 6, RC, p 5.
Rnd 33: P 6, LC, p 4, RC, p 6.
Rnd 35: P 7, LC, p 2, RC, p 7.


Cast on 100 sts. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist sts. * K 2, p 2, rep from * around. Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 11 more rnds.
Rnd 1: P 2, pm, work Rnd 1 of Side Panel Pattern, pm, work Rnd 1 of Main Panel Pattern, pm, work Rnd 1 of Side Panel Pattern, pm, p 48.
Continue as established through Rnd 35. Rep Rnds 1-35 3 more times. Rep Rnds 1-6 once. Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 12 rnds. Bind off in rib.


Cast on 18 sts. Work back and forth in k 2, p 2 rib for 8 rows. Work in Reverse St st (p on RS, k on WS) until piece measures 48 1/2 in. [123 cm] from beginning. Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 8 rows. Bind off in rib. Sew long sides of Strap together to form a long tube.


Lay Bag flat with start of rnds at left side and cable side down. Sew cast-on edge together to form lower seam. Fold lower seam a third of the way up and sew side seams. Sew Strap to the outside of Bag so ribbed edges are 4 1/2 in. [11.5 cm] down each side of the Bag and the Strap seam is against the Bag side seam. Weave in ends. Fold top third of Bag over as flap.

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hdc = half double crochet k = knit
p = purl Pm = place marker
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Sweater Bag Reviewed by Phoebe Agundis on 2011-03-05 ****
This was a great pattern. fun and easy to make. Great pattern to learn cable knitting with, I used this as my first cable knitting pattern before I moved onto a more complex cable pattern.

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