Here's a lil' bag/tote that I made over the weekend. Knitting this lil' baby up took about 5 hours total once I got my plan of attack in place.
I took it with me to work today and got a lot of compliments on it (and not just from my stitch'n pals, heh).
It's nice and sturdy and big enough to hold a paperback (a prerequisite for all my purses), a wallet, and some other goodies. No pattern per se, just a general idea of what I wanted and how to go about it, and suddenly... fa-waaa!
Dimensions: 7" high, 8" wide, 3" deep
3 strands of worsted weight yarn (held together)
#13 needlesa big fat needle for weaving the ends in
Gauge: 1" = 3.0 sts / 4.0 rows 4" = 12.0 sts / 16.0 rows
Cast On (CO)
Garter Stitch (G St) - Row 1: K all. Rep Row 1.
Stockinette (St St) - Row 1: K all. Row 2: P all. Repeat Row 1-2.
Seed (Seed St) - Row 1: K1, P1, repeat. Row 2: P1, K1, repeat. Repeat Row 1-2.
Bind Off (BO)
CO 26 sts
Row 1-2: G St across.
Row 3: K7, BO12, K7
Row 4: K7, CO12, K7
Row 5-8: G St across.
Row 9-28: St St across. (20 Rows)
Row 29-40: Seed St across. (12 Rows)
Row 41-60: St St across. (20 Rows)
Row 61-64: G St across.
Row 65: K7, BO12, K7
Row 66: K7, CO12, K7
Row 67: G St across.
BO all sts
Finishing: Fold in half inside out and seam up left and right sides of bag. Attach new yarn or use tails to weave in and reinforce handles. Weave in and clip all ends. Fini.
Please contact me if you have any questions!