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Home : Patterns : Wooden Handle Tote
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Wooden Handle Tote

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: knitorcrochet1
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
17 x 26 in. (43 x 66 cm) before assembly

CORRECTIONS: (applied May 7, 2012)


Row 8: K4 Sl1, K3, *k8, p1, k3, p1, rep from * once, k17, **p1, k3, p1, k8, rep from ** once, end k4.

Row 13 (cable twist row): Sl1, k3, *p8, sl next st to CN and hold to front of work, sl next 3 sts to 2nd CN, hold to back of work, k next st from left-hand needle, p3 from 2nd CN, then k st from first CN, p8, rep from * once, p17, rep from * twice, k4.

Rep Rows 7–14 for pattern until piece measures 26" (66 cm).
Rep Rows 1-6.
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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From the book KNIT OR CROCHET: HAVE IT YOUR WAY by Margaret Hubert, courtesy of Creative Publishing International. For the crochet version, click here.
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Cotton-Ease®

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*Cotton-Ease (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
Pair of handles, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) wide at base
1/2 yd. (0.5 m) fleece interfacing
1/2 yd. (0.5 m) lining fabric
Sewing needle and thread
Safety pin
 

Wooden Handle Tote

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts = 4 in. (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

NOTES:

The first stitch of every row is slipped to give the edge a more finished appearance.

TOTE
Cast on 77 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5 (RS): Sl1, k1, yo, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2.
Rows 2, 4, 6: Sl1, k across row.
Row 7: Sl1, k1, yo, k2tog, *p8, k1, p3, k1, rep from * once, p17, **k1, p3, k1, p8, rep from ** once, end k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 8: Sl1, k3, *k8, p1, k3, p1, rep from * once, k17, **p1, k3, p1, k8, rep from ** once, end k4.
Row 9: Sl1, k3, *p8, k1, p3, k1, rep from * once, p17, ** k1, p3, k1, p8, rep from ** once, end k4.
Rows 10, 12, and 14: Rep Row 8.
Row 11: Rep Row 7.
Row 13 (cable twist row): Sl1, k3, *p8, sl next st to CN and hold to front of work, sl next 3 sts to 2nd CN, hold to back of work, k next st from left-hand needle, p3 from 2nd CN, then k st from first CN, p8, rep from * once, p17, rep from * twice, k4.
Rep Rows 7–14 for pattern until piece measures 26" (66 cm).
Rep Rows 1-6.
Bind off.
Twisted Cord (Make 2)
Cut two strands of yarn, each 4½ yd. (4 m), hold together, fold in half. Anchor the folded end, twist these strands until they become very tightly wound. Being sure not to release ends, bring cut ends and folded ends together, hold up and allow to twist into a cord. Tie the loose side tightly, about 1½" (4 cm) from end, to form a small tassel and to anchor cord. Make a second cord. Set cords aside to be used to form top of bag.


Lining
Line bag while flat before assembly.
Cut the fleece interfacing so it does not cover the eyelet edges formed by the yarn-over stitches. Hand-sew in place. Cut the lining fabric 1” (2.5 cm) larger than the fleece. Fold under all sides ½” (1.3 cm). Sew the lining to the bag, over the interfacing.

Finishing
Using a large safety pin, weave the finished cords in and out of the eyelet holes at edges of bag; draw up tightly.
Using leftover purse yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the handles to the top corners of the bag.
Tie opposite cord ends together in bows at the base of the handles.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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cn = cable needle k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
sl = slip yo = yarn over


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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Wooden Handle Tote Reviewed by melinda wynn on 2009-08-24 ****
Cute purse, I knitted mine. I used less than 2 balls of yarn and the directions called for three.


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