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Felted Bag
Lion Brand® Monet
Pattern Number: 1177
Striking coloration and felted texture make this fabulous handbag the perfect accent to any outfit.

And it’s so easy to make -- after you knit it, just toss the bag into the washing machine to felt.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 9 inches x 6 inches x 3 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

160-402 Monet Masterpiece Yarn: Country Garden (discontinued) Blue, purple, black and dark fuchsia
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.95

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60

GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st BEFORE FELTING. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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.


INSTRUCTIONS
SIDE (make 2)

Cast on 54 sts.

Work 8 rows n St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Dec row (RS): Dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 52 sts.

Work 7 rows even.

Repeat last 8 rows 4 times – 44 sts.

Continue to work dec at outer edge every 8 rows as established.

AT THE SAME TIME, shape right top as follows: Row 1 Work 17 sts, turn.

Row 2 (WS) Dec 1 st at inner edge, work across.

Row 3 Work row, dec 1 st at inner edge.

Row 4-7 Repeat Row 3 (end RS).

Row 8 Work even.

Row 9-12 (Repeat Row 3 and 8) twice.

Row 13-14 Work even.

Row 15-22 (Repeat Row 3 once and Row 8 three times) twice.

Row 23 Repeat Row 3, ending RS.

Bind off rem 3 sts.

Join yarn to make other side: Bind off 8 sts at center then work left top as for right, reversing shaping.
BASE

Cast on 36 sts.

Working in Garter st (k every row) inc 1 st at beg and end of every other row 5 times – 46 sts.

Work 8 rows even.

Dec 1 st at beg and end of every other row 5 times – 36 sts.

Bind off all sts.
FLAP

Cast on 16 sts.

Working in Garter st, work 1 row.

Next row: Inc 1, work across.

Repeat last 2 rows twice – 19 sts.

Work 2 rows even.

Buttonhole: K 11, ssk, yo twice, k2tog, k 4.

Next row: K 5, (k 1, p 1] in yo’s, k 12.

Work 2 rows even.

Next row: K to last 2 sts, dec 1.

Work 1 row even.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 times – 16 sts.

Bind off all sts.

STRAP Cast on 7 sts.

Yarn forward, slip 1 st purlwise, yarn back, k across.

Repeat until strap measures 48".

Bind off all sts.
FINISHING

Sew sides together at side seams.

Sew base to bottom.

Center flap on one side and sew in place.

Felt bag and strap by running through a hot wash cycle with a small amount of detergent.

Dry pieces.

Steam block into shape - stretching, straightening, and flattening strap if necessary.

Sew strap to sides, covering side seams.

Sew button under buttonhole.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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