Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky - Vanna's Choice®
12 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st with 1 strand each of A and B held together. 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
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed St.
Tote is worked in Seed st, with 1 strand each of A and B held together throughout.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 15 sts.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Seed st across.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Seed st to last st, k into front and back of st (inc made) - 16 sts.
Rows 3-37: Rep Row 2 - 51 sts at end of Row 37. Work even until piece measures 18 in. (46 cm) from beg.
Next Row: Work 8 sts in Seed st and place onto holder, bind off next 35 sts, work in Seed st to end of row.
Continue in Seed st on remaining 8 sts for first half of Strap, and AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at outer edge of Strap every 3 in. (7.5 cm), 3 times - 5 sts. Work even until Strap measures 12 in. (30.5 cm). Bind off.
For second half of Strap, place sts from holder back onto needle, rejoin A and B, and work as for first half of Strap.
Work as for Front.
Sew Front and Back together along lower edge. Sew sides, continuing side seam along edge of Straps (seam will run along center of finished Straps). Sew ends of Straps together. Weave in ends.