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Around Town Bag
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 60332A

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
18 x 12 in. [46 x 30.5 cm] (excluding handles)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-426 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Cabin Brown

Intense dark brown


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Cable Pattern. 11 sts + 19 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Seed stitch. 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:
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross)
Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k 2, then k 2 from cable needle.



2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross)
Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k 2, then k 2 from cable needle.



PATTERN STITCH

Cable Pattern
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl
Row 3: * K 2, 2/2 RC, rep from * to end
Row 5: Knit.
Row 7: * 2/2 LC, k 2, rep from * to end.
Row 8: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-8 for pattern.



Seed stitch (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1: * K 1, p 1, rep from * to end.
Row 2: * P1, k 1, rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



PURSE
BACK
Cast on 74 sts.

Purl 1 row.
Next Row: K 1, place marker, work in Cable Pattern across 72 sts, place marker, k 1.
Work in pattern as established and, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st each end of center section every 8th row 7 times - 60 sts.
Work even until piece measures 12 in.

[30.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Next Row: Work 9 sts and place on holder, bind off 42 sts, work remaining 9 sts and place on 2nd holder.



FRONT
Work as for back.



FINISHING
Sew side seams and lower seam.



Handles
At one side seam of Bag, place 9 sts from Front and 9 sts from Back holders onto needle.



Row 1 (RS): Knit, dec 4 sts evenly across row - 14 sts.
Work in Seed st until handle measures 11 in.

[28 cm] from beg.

Bind off.

Rep for second handle on opposite side of bag.

Sew handle seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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