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Home : Patterns : Cable Ready Bag
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Cable Ready Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 60399B
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

15 x 10 in. (38 x 25.5 cm) (excluding handles)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This tweedy handbag is unique and a great way to add texture to your knitting.

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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia
Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo
Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven
Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  640-124 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Barley
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$ 22.77  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
2 ring purse handles 6 in. (15 cm) diameter
 

Cable Ready Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Cable Pattern.

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

STITCH EXPLANATION
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross)
Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.


BACK
Cast on 60 sts.
Set up Row (WS): K1, *k2, p6, rep from * across the row to last 3 sts, k2, k1.
Row 1: K1, *p2, 3/3 LC, p2, k6, rep from * 2 more times, p2, 3/3 LC, p2, k1.
Row 2 & all WS rows: K1, *k2, p6, rep from * across the row to last 3 sts, k2, k1.
Rows 3, 5, 9, and 11: K1, *p2, k6, rep from * across the row to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Row 7: K1, *p2, k6, p2, 3/3 LC, rep from * 2 more times, p2, k6, p2, k1.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.

Work Rows 1-12 three times, then work Rows 1-8 once more.
Bind off.

FRONT
Work same as Back.

FINISHING
Handles
Notes:

1. The handles are attached to the Bag by using the crochet hook to draw a strand of yarn around the handle and then through the bound off stitches of the Bag. Once the Back or Front of the Bag is attached to a handle, continue to work the crochet wrap until the entire handle is covered with yarn.
2. When you work through the bound off stitches, don't worry if you miss a stitch or two - just make sure that the handle is securely attached.
3. You do not need to be an experienced crocheter to work the crochet wrap. Just work slowly and carefully following the steps below, one at a time.
4. The crochet wrap is easy, but you may need to fiddle a little with how to hold the handle, Bag and hook all at the same time!
5. The handle is a ring; ABOVE the handle means the inner edge of the ring, BELOW the handle means the outside edge of the ring.

Attaching Handles
1. Knot the working strand of yarn (the yarn that is coming from your ball of yarn) very loosely onto one handle. Hold this handle and attached yarn strand in your left hand. Hold the Back in the same hand, in back of the handle. Keep the working yarn behind the Back.
2. With the crochet hook in your right hand, insert the hook BELOW the handle and through the first bound off stitch on the Back. Wrap the working yarn over the hook. Holding this loop of yarn on the hook, draw the hook back towards you, through the stitch and BELOW the handle.
3. You now have one loop on the hook.
4. Insert the hook ABOVE the handle, wrap the yarn over the hook and draw this loop of yarn through the loop on the hook, leaving one loop on the hook.
5. Insert the hook BELOW the handle, then through the next bound off stitch on the Back. Wrap the yarn over the hook (just as in Step 2) and draw this loop of yarn through the stitch. You now have 2 loops on the hook.
6. Insert the hook ABOVE the handle, wrap the yarn over the hook and draw this loop of yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, leaving one loop on the hook.
7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 until all of the bound off stitches have been joined to the handle. You will be left with one loop on the hook.
8. Insert the hook BELOW the handle (as in Step 4), wrap the yarn over the hook and, holding the yarn in place, draw the hook back towards you. You now have 2 loops on the hook.
9. Repeat Step 6.
10. Repeat Steps 8 and 9 until the entire handle is wrapped with yarn.
11. Cut the yarn, leaving a 6 in. (15 cm) yarn tail. Thread the tail into a blunt needle, then draw the needle under a few of the yarn wraps on the handle to conceal the tail. Trim the remaining end of the tail.
12. Attach the second handle to the Front in the same way.

Beginning about 2-3 in. (5-7.5 cm) below handles, sew Front and Back together along both sides.
Sew Front and Back together along lower edge.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Reviewed by rs on 2012-12-16 ****
Good. Could use some blocking.


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