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Knitting

Elize Clare: Knit Your Own Cabled Bag

DMC Philippines

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Size:

Bag Height: 9 1/2 inches

Bag Width: 5 1/2 inches

Gauge:

Knitted double seed stitch on a 4mm/US6 needle to get 26 sts=4"

Yarn:

  • DMC Woolly Yarn, 100% Wool (±125m/136y): Color 083 – 4 skeins (click here to shop now )

Materials Needed:

  • Size 6 (4mm) Circular Needle
  • Marker (m)
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 1 Pair of Bag Handle
  • Magnetic Clasp

Cable Pattern:

Rows 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13:

-          K1(edge), *P2, K6, P2*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16:

-          K1(edge), *K2, P6, K2*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Row 7: K1(edge), *P2, Cable 6 front, P2*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Row 15: K1(edge, *P2, Cable 6 back, P2*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Cable 6 Front:

STEP 1: Slip 3 stitches into cable needle

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STEP 2: Leave Cable Needle in front of work.

STEP 3: Knit the next 3 stitches on knitting needle.

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STEP 4: Knit the next 3 stitches on cable needle.

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Cable 6 Back

STEP 1: Slip 3 stitches into cable needle.

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STEP 2: Leave Cable Needle at the back of your work.

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STEP 3: Knit the next 3 stitches on knitting needle.

STEP 4: Knit the next 3 stitches on cable needle.

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Double Seed Stitch

  1. *K, P, K* repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)
  2. *P, K, P*  repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)
  3. *P, K, P*  repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)
  4. *K, P, K* repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Bag Pattern 

Body:

  1. Cast on 71 stitches with size 4mm/US 6 knitting needle.
  2. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern 14 times.
  3. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern 10 times.
    • On first row place marker on first and last stitch.
    • On tenth row place marker on first and last stitch
  4. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern 14 times.
  5. Bind off. Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten off.

Side:

  1. Cast on 33 stitches with size 4mm/US 6 knitting needle.
  2. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern 10 times.
  3. Bind off. Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten off.

Cable:

  1. Cast on 62 stitches with size 4mm/US 6 knitting needle.
  2. Work Cable Pattern 14 times.
  3. Work Rows 1 to 10 of Cable Pattern
  4. Bind off. Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten off.

 Assembly:

  • Sew Side Panel to body of bag. Location: Sew bottom part of side panel in between markers of bag body. Sew bag sides together.
  • Sew knitted cable piece on top of knitted body.  Locate the center. Attach magnetic clasp on both the front and the back center of cable piece. Fold cabled piece in half vertically and sew the other side to the inside of the body.
  • Attach handles to body of bag.