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Around Town Bag
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 60803AD The cabled body and seed stitch strap give this bag texture and interest.

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-122 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Taupe

Dusty brownish grey


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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 Cable Pattern.



Seed stitch (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1: * K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 74 sts.

Purl 1 row.


Row 1: K1, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern across 72 sts, place marker, k1.


Row 2: P1, slip marker (sm), work in Cable Pattern as established to next marker, sm, p1.
Row 3: K1, slip marker (sm), work in Cable Pattern as established to next marker, sm, k1.
Rows 4-8: Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Row 9 (Decrease Row): K1, sm, k2tog, work in Cable Pattern as established to 2 sts before next next marker, k2tog, sm, k1.
Rep Rows 2-9 until 60 sts remain, then rep Rows 2 and 3 only (do not continue to decrease) 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 holder and 9 sts from Back holder onto needle.


Row 1 (RS): K2, *k2tog, k2; rep from * across row - 14 sts.
Work in Seed st until handle measures18 in.

[46 cm].

Bind off.


Rep for second handle on opposite side of Bag.

Seam handles tog along bound-off ends.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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