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Free Knitting Pattern: Stranded Colorwork Tote

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes
Pattern #: L32299
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 14 in. (35.5 cm) tall x 14 1/2 (37 cm) wide

 



CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 17, 2014)
COLORS
Aqua (C)
Sapphire (D)
Cherry (E)
Magenta (F)
Scarlet (G)
Radiant Orange (H)
Radiant Yellow (I)
Lime (J)
Bright Blue (C)
Medium Blue (D)
Bright Red (E)
Bright Magenta (F)
Medium Red (G)
Bright Orange (H)
Bright Yellow (I)
Bright Green (J)

Chart corrected.
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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Practice your seed stitch and Fair Isle technique with this colorful knit shoulder bag using Vanna's Choice® and Vanna's Palettes.  

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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (C)
Vanna's Palettes

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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
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 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 Palettes
Peaceful Happy Romantic Earthy Charming Essential Iconic Spirited
*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)
*Vanna's Palettes (Article #865). 100% Acrylic; package size: 0.35oz/10.00 gr. (17yds/16m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue
   ball
$ 4.39  
Note: (A)
•  860-110 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Navy
   ball
$ 4.39  
Note: (B)
•  865-201 Vanna's Palettes: Happy
   ball
$ 7.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 10.5 (6.5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
Piece of heavy cardboard, 4 in. (10 cm) wide (for tassels)
 

Stranded Colorwork Tote

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes

GAUGE:

14 sts + 24 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st worked in rnds

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:

PATTERN STITCH
Seed St worked in rnds (over odd number of sts)
Rnd 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Rnd 2 for Seed st worked in rnds.

NOTES:

1. Tote is worked in rnds beg at lower edge. Straps are worked separately and sewn to Tote.
2. A section of Tote is worked in stranded colorwork using 2 colors per row. Carry color not in use across WS of piece.
3. Colorwork can be worked from written instructions or from the chart. Read each rnd of chart from right to left.



Colors for VANNA'S PALETTES
Bright Blue (C)
Medium Blue (D)
Bright Red (E)
Bright Magenta (F)
Medium Red (G)
Bright Orange (H)
Bright Yellow (I)
Bright Green (J)

STRIPE SEQUENCE
*Work 1 rnd each with A, C, D, B, E, F, G, H, I, and J; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.

TOTE
With A, cast on 105 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Work in Seed st worked in rnds, beg with 1 rnd of A and changing color every rnd following Stripe Sequence, until piece measures about 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: With A, (k16, k2tog) 5 times, k to end of rnd – 100 sts.
Colorwork Pattern
Rnd 1 (RS):
With A, knit.
Rnd 2: *With A, k1; with J, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: With A, knit.
Rnd 4: *(With G, k1; with A, k2) twice, with G, k3; with A, k1; with G, k3; (with A, k2, with G, k1) twice, with A, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5: *With G, k1; with A, k1; with G, k1; with A, k2; with G, k1; with A, k1; with H, k2; with A, k1; with G, k2; with A, k1; with G, k1; with A, k2; with G, k1; with A, k1; with G, k1; with A, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 6: *With G, k2; with B, k3; with G, k2; with B, k1; with G, k3; with B, k1; with G, k2; with B, k3; with G, k3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 7: *With I, k1; with B, k4; with I, k3; with B, k1; with I, k1; with B, k1; with I, k3; with B, k4; with I, k1; with B, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 8: *With H, k1; with D, k2; with H, k1; with D, k3; with H, k2; with D, k1; with H, k2; with D, k3; with H, k1; with D, k2; with H, k1; with D, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 1.
Change to B.
With B, knit 10 rnds.
Bind off loosely.

STRAPS (make 2)
With B, cast on 80 sts.
Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, knit 10 rows.
Bind off loosely.

FINISHING
Flatten Tote and sew lower edge closed.
Sew ends of one Strap to inside front of Tote, about 1 in. (2.5 cm) below top edge and 2 in. (5 cm) from side edges. Rep with second Strap on back of Tote.
Tassels (make 2)
Wrap E around 4 in. (10 cm) cardboard about 15 times. Cut a 10 in. (25.5 cm) length of E and thread into large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut an 8 in. (20.5 cm) length of E and wrap tightly around loops 1 in. (2.5 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread yarn ends into needle and weave to center of Tassel. Trim Tassel ends evenly. Sew one Tassel to each bottom corner of Tote.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)


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