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Stripey Strap Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60208

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
About 9 x 7 in. [23 x 17 cm] after felting, not including handles



820-140 Lion Wool Yarn: Rose

Soft, dusty rose

Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97
Note: (A)

820-132 Lion Wool Yarn: Lemongrass

Medium yellowish green

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Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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With A, work in Stockinette stitch for 10 rows.
With B, work in Stockinette stitch for 2 rows.

GAUGE: 12 stitches = 4 in.

[10 cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) before felting.

Exact gauge is not essential for this project.


With A, cast on 39 stitches.

Working back and forth on circular needle (as if working on straight needles) work in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) in Stripe Pattern for 156 rows.

With A, work 10 more rows in Stockinette stitch.

Bind off.

HANDLES (make 2)
With A, cast on 7 stitches.

*Do not turn work.

Slide stitches to other end of needle and, pulling yarn across back of work, knit across.

Repeat from * until handle is 40 in.

[101 cm] long.

Bind off.

Fold Bag in half and sew side seams.

Sew one Handle to front of Bag, one to back, 5 in.

[12.5 cm] from sides and 3 in.

[7.5 cm] below top edge.

Weave in ends.

Place piece into a mesh laundry bag or zippered pillowcase.

Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull into shape.

When piece is completely dry, fold bottom corners up to side seams and sew in place.

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