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Home : Patterns : Branching Out Bag

Free Knitting Pattern: Branching Out Bag

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Pattern #: 70521AD
Branching Out Bag
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 11 1/2 in. wide x 8 in. high (29 x 20.5 cm), after felting


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This charming bag is made using Fair Isle or stranded knitting.
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*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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Branching Out Bag

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20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT.
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

With A, cast on 51 sts.
Rows 1-10: Knit.
Row 11: Knit; at end of row, pivot work and pick up and k4 sts along edge of piece - 55 sts.
Row 12: Purl; at end of row, pivot work and pick up and p4 sts along edge of piece - 59 sts.
Work 14 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Next Row: Continue in St st and work Row 1 of chart. Continue as established until chart has been completed, then work 16 rows in St st with A only.
Next Row: K20, bind off 19 sts, k20 - 40 sts.
Next Row: (K5, k2tog) twice, k6, cast on 19 sts, (k5, k2tog) twice, k6 - 55 sts.
With A, knit 14 rows. Bind off.

Work same as Front.

Seam Front and Back together along side and lower edges. Weave in ends.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and pull into shape.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 1 review)
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Downloadable Pattern: Branching Out Bag Reviewed by Jackeline Iseler on 2008-12-28 ***
It turned okay, not exactly like the picture. The handles were a bit droopy and the pattern turn out really tight. Probably my own fault. I still sport it out!

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