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Free Knitting Pattern: Eco-Friendly Expandable Shopping Bag

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Lion Brand« Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern #: BK4K-0702003
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 19 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
15 inches [38 cm] wide, 2 inches [5 cm] deep when empty

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 27, 2007)


Row 45: Change to circular needle. Place a marker. Knit to end of row. Cast on 96196 stitches. Join, being careful not to twist knitting.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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This fantastic mesh market bag made from organic cotton will stretch to hold almost anything -- from your grocery shopping to your beach gear. The handle is continuously knit, so it can't come off.
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Color (A)
Lion® Organic Cotton

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 680-003: Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions

Color (B)
Lion® Organic Cotton

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Lion® Organic Cotton
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Lion® Organic Cotton (Article #680). 100% Organic Cotton; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (82yds/75m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  680-003 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark
   balls
$ 12.98  
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Note: (A)
•  680-001 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Vanilla
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$ 6.49  
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Scarf Knitting Needles Size 17 [13 mm]   $ 7.29  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Additional Materials
Size 8 29-inch circular needle
 

Eco-Friendly Expandable Shopping Bag

Lion Brand« Lion® Organic Cotton

GAUGE:

16 stitches by 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with US #8 (5mm) needles 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

BAG
With A and smaller needles, cast on 59 stitches.
Rows 1-8: Knit
Row 9 (Decrease Row): Knit 1, *K2, pass second st on right needle over last stitch. Repeat from * to end of row - 30 stitches.
Row 10-34: Change to B and larger needles. Knit.
Row 35 (Increase Row): Change to A and smaller needles. Knit 1, **yarn over, knit 1. Repeat from ** until end of row -- 59 stitches.
Rows 36-44: Knit
Row 45: Change to circular needle. Place a marker. Knit to end of row. Cast on 196 stitches. Join, being careful not to twist knitting.
Rows 46-50: Knit
Row 51: Purl
Row 52: Knit
Row 53: Purl
Row 54-58: Knit
Row 59: Knit 59 stitches, bind off until the marker is reached.
Row 60-68: Change to straight needle, knit.
Row 69 (Decrease Row): Knit 1, *k2, pass second st on right needle over last st. Repeat from * to end of row - 30 stitches.
Rows 70-94: Change to B and larger needles. Knit.
Row 95 (Increase Row): Change to A and smaller needles. Knit 1, **yarn over, knit 1. Repeat from ** until end of row -- 59 stitches.
Rows 96-104: Knit
Bind off all stitches.

FINISHING:
Thread a large-eyed, blunt needle with about 24 inches [60 cm] of A. Starting at the bottom of the bag, sew sides to handle. Where A is joined to A, one row should join to one stitch. Where the side row of (A) is being joined to (B), the center part of the (B) stitches is positioned every third stitch on the strap.

Tie off, weave in ends.



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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 19 reviews)
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Eco-Friendly Expandable Shopping Bag Reviewed by Linda Taylor on 2010-08-13 *****
Love this bag. Used mine to take take stuff to the pool this summer. Holds all the sunscreen, kids goggles, sunglasses, etc... First time using circular needles, and worked out great.


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