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Free Knitting Pattern: Felted Hold All Tote

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Pure Wool
Pattern #: L10463
Rating: ***2.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 14 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (37 x 32 cm) after felting, not including straps

CORRECTIONS: (applied May 24, 2012)


Divide for Straps
Note:
Sts are now divided and each strap is worked separately.
First Strap
Row 1 (RS):
P1, p2tog, p40, p2tog, p1, sl rem 45 sts to a holder for second strap. 43 sts that rem are for the first strap, continue on these sts only.
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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Everyone will be asking where you got this bag, and when you tell them you made it, they're sure to ask you how! The bag is knit in two panels and then seamed together and felted. LB Collection® Pure Wool is the perfect yarn for this bag; it's 100% undyed, roving-style yarn (ideal for hand dyeing and felting) that is spun in the USA from fiber from American-raised sheep.
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LB Collection® Pure Wool

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LB Collection® Pure Wool
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*LB Collection Pure Wool (Article #489). 100% Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (180yds/165m) pull skeins

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•  489-098 LB Collection Pure Wool Yarn: Natural
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$ 27.45  
Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 8   $ 7.50  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Felted Hold All Tote

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Pure Wool

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) before felting. 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:

4/4 LC (4 over 4 left cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle.
4/4 RC (4 over 4 right cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle.

NOTES:

1. Tote is made from 2 Panels. A cable pattern is worked over the center 24 sts of each Panel; sts outside of the cable pattern are worked in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS).
2. Stitch markers are used to separate the Rev St st sections from the center cable pattern.
3. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on the circular needle as if working on straight needles

PANEL (make 2)
Cast on 100 sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Row 1 (RS): P38, place marker (pm), k4, 4/4 RC, 4/4 LC, k4, pm, p38.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K38, slip marker (sm), p24, sm, k38.
Continue to sl markers as you come to them.
Row 3: P38, k24, p38.
Row 5: P38, 4/4 RC, k8, 4/4 LC, p38.
Rows 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27 and 31: Rep Row 3.
Row 9: P38, 4/4 LC, k8, 4/4 RC, p38.
Row 13: P38, k4, 4/4 LC, 4/4 RC, k4, p38.
Row 17: Rep Row 9.
Row 21: Rep Row 13.
Row 25: Rep Row 1.
Row 29: Rep Row 5.
Row 32: K38, p24, k38.
Rows 33-96: Rep Rows 1-32 twice more.
Rows 97-112 (WS): Rep Rows 1-16 once more. Place a marker on each end of last row. These markers will be used when sewing Panels together.

Shape Top of Tote
Row 1 (RS):
P1, p2tog, p to first marker, sm, 4/4 LC, k8, 4/4 RC, sm, p to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, p1 - 98 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K to marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.
Row 3: P to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, p to end of row.
Row 5: P1, p2tog, p to first marker, sm, k4, 4/4 LC, 4/4 RC, k4, sm, p to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, p1 - 96 sts at the end of this row.
Row 7: Rep Row 3.
Row 9: P1, p2tog, p to first marker, sm, k4, 4/4 RC, 4/4 LC, k4, sm, p to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, p1 - 94 sts.
Row 11: P1, p2tog, p to first marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, p to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, p1 - 92 sts.
Row 13: P1, p2tog, p to first marker, sm, 4/4 RC, k8, 4/4 LC, sm, p to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, p1 - 90 sts.
Row 15: Rep Row 3.
Row 16 (WS): K to marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Divide for Straps
Note:
Sts are now divided and each strap is worked separately.
First Strap
Row 1 (RS):
P1, p2tog, p40, p2tog, sl rem 45 sts to a holder for second strap. 43 sts that rem are for the first strap, continue on these sts only.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.
Rep last 2 rows until 24 sts rem.
Work in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) until strap measures about 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) from dividing row.
Bind off.

Second Strap
Sl 45 sts for second strap back onto needle.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 of first strap until 24 sts rem, then work in Rev St st until second strap measures same as first strap.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Seam Panels together across cast-on edge and up sides to markers (placed on Row 112). Sew ends of straps on one panel to ends of straps on second panel. Sew long side edges of each strap tog to create tubular straps.
Felting
Remove any rem markers and weave in ends before felting.
Felt Tote by hand or in a machine, as follows:
by machine
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate Pull Tote into shape and allow to dry.
by hand
Fill sink with hot water and a small amount of liquid soap (any soap, hand or dish soap will work). Put on rubber gloves. Submerge Tote in soapy water. Hold Tote with one hand, rub surface of fabric with your other hand, working over entire surface until sts begin to lose their definition. Rinse gently to remove soap residue. Pull into shape and allow to dry.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sl = slip
sm = slip marker St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ***2.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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Felted Hold All Tote Reviewed by Rebecca on 2013-09-17 *
I agree with the previous comment, the handles are not correct in this pattern. I made the mistake of finishing and felting the bag, which came out beautiful btw, but its awkward on the shoulder.

Instead of sewing the handle to the panel on the opposite side, sew them instead to their own panel.

I'm really bummed that this pattern didn't work out, it was a lot of work and time. (The heritage yarn is SO skinny. I totally recommend doubling it and then reducing the stitch count.)


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