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Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Garter Stitch Backpack

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Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: 10507
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
24 inches in diameter x 11 inches tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Jiffy®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 450-325: Jiffy Yarn: El Paso
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Jiffy®
Fisherman White Light Pink Denim Navy True Red Chili Caffe
Camel Espresso Apple Green Avocado Grape Charcoal Mist Black Silver Heather
Dark Grey Heather Aqua Country Green Wine Violet Shocking Pink Sky El Paso
Salem Kitty Hawk Denim Spray Rose Spray Purple Spray Camel Spray
*Jiffy® (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
Multi (plus 151 Dusty Grey): 2.5 oz./70g; 115 yd/103m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  450-325 Jiffy Yarn: El Paso
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$ 7.98  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  1. Size 10 (6 mm) circular needles
  2. Store bought or homemade polymer clay 1 inches (25 mm) button and bead with ½ inches (12.5 mm) hole for drawstring
  3. 55 inches (138 cm) knitted I-cord or store-bought cording.
 

Simple Garter Stitch Backpack

Lion Brand® Jiffy®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 24 rows (12 ridges) = 4 inches (10 cm). 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:

I-cord Cast on 4 sts. Knit, slipping sts to beg of needle, pull yarn to tighten and knit back, continue until desired length. Fasten off.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.


BACKPACK

Base Cast on 15 sts. Work back and forth in garter st (k every row) until there are 15 ridges (30 rows). Bind off 15 sts.

Body Cast on 25 sts. Work back and forth in garter st for 9 rows. **Eyelet row (RS) K 2, yo, k2tog, k to end of row. K even for 9 rows.** Rep from ** to ** until there are 14 eyelet rows. K 2 rows. Note 72 ridges (144) rows completed. Bind off 25 sts.

Finishing Using tapestry needle, sew Backpack body into a tube by joining the cast-on edge to bound-off edge. Line up center ridge of base (8th ridge) with back seam of body. Sew base to tube, ridge-to-ridge, 2 times,1 base ridge to 2 body ridges, * ridge-to-ridge 5 times, 1 base ridge to 2 body ridges,* rep from * to * around until last 2 ridges; sew ridge-to-ridge. Note This gives bag a bit of fullness.

Backpack Flap With RS facing, pick up 18 sts (9 ridges each side of back center seam). Work in garter st for 5 ridges (10 rows). Beg shaping: Next row K 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1. Rep last row until 10 sts rem. Buttonhole row K 3, k2tog, yo, ssk, k 3 – 9 sts. K 2 more rows. Bind off.

I-cord Make an I-cord 55 inches long or use store bought cord of similar color. Thread this cord, beg at back center, in-and-out through each drawstring hole. Thread both ends of drawstring through large bead. Tack each end of drawstring to each back corner of base. Pull drawstring to close bag, fold flap over opening. Mark where buttonhole falls and sew on button. Tuck in loose ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
yo = yarn over  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 8 reviews)
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Simple Garter Stitch Backpack Reviewed by Dianne on 2014-06-08 *****
So easy and I had so much fun making it.


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