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Free Knitting Pattern: All-About-Town Tote

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Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 81103AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
15 x 15 1/2 in. (38 x 39.5 cm) not including strap.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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This subtly striped purse is great for your everyday needs.
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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (C)
Cotton-Ease®

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Color (D)
Cotton-Ease®

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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
Cotton-Ease®
Almond Snow Lake Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus
Terracotta Plum Turquoise Stone Charcoal Violet Lime
Vanna's Choice®
Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose Wild Berry
Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey
Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Pea Green Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green
Olive Radiant Lime Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print
Charcoal Print Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist
Oatmeal Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight
Plum Jam Oceania Cambridge
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)
*Cotton-Ease® (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  860-145 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant
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$ 8.78  
Note: (A)
•  860-141 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Wild Berry
   balls
$ 8.78  
Note: (B)
•  830-113 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Cherry
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$ 15.38  
Note: (C)
•  830-145 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Plum
   balls
$ 15.38  
Note: (D)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

All-About-Town Tote

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

14 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st with 1 strand each of A and C 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Seed Stitch (over an odd number of sts)
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.

STRIPE SEQUENCE
Stripe I
Work in Seed st with 1 strand each of A and C held tog.
Stripe II Work in Seed st with 1 strand each of B and C held tog.
Stripe III Work in Seed st with 1 strand each of A and D held tog.
Stripe IV Work in Seed st with 1 strand each of B and D held tog.

TOTE
FRONT

With 1 strand each of A and C 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.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of B and C held tog and rep Row 2 until you have 51 sts, then work even in Seed st until piece measures 7 in. (18 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of A and D, and work in Stripe III until piece measures 10 1/2 in. (27 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of B and D, and work in Stripe IV until piece measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of A and C, and work in Stripe I until piece measures 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Strap
Next Row: Continuing in Stripe I, work 8 sts and place onto holder, bind off next 35 sts, finish row.
Work in Seed st as established on remaining 8 sts until Strap measures 2 in. (5 cm), then change to 1 strand each of B and C.
Work in Stripe Sequence as follows:
Work in Stripe II until Strap measures 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm), work in Stripe III until Strap measures 10 in. (25.5 cm), then continue in Stripe IV until Strap measures 12 in. (30.5 cm), AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at outer edge of Strap every 3 in. (7.5 cm), 3 times – 5 sts.
When Strap measures 12 in. (30.5 cm), bind off.
For second half of Strap, place sts from holder back onto needle, rejoin A and C, and work as for first half of Strap.

BACK
Work as for Front.

FINISHING
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.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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Reviewed by violinhappi on 2013-03-15 ****
I liked this pattern a lot! The colors I chose blended nicely. I used Vanna's Choice yarns in magenta, fern, eggplant, and aqua. The only things I didn't like was that the bag was kinda big and that it's really stretchy, so when I put something heavy in it like a book, the bag kinda sagged. Other than that I loved it!


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