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Fair Isle Tote
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 70435AD
Knit: EasyFinished size: 12 X 13 inches Experiment with colorwork for a beautiful winter tote.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
12 in. wide x 13 in. high (30.5 cm x 33 cm)



630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray

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Note: (A)

630-127 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Walnut

Dark, cool brown

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Note: (B)

630-155 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Silver Grey

Steel grey with hints of light grey

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630-188 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Mulberry

Warm spiced burgundy

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Note: (D)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Set of 2 purse handles with ring attachment, 1/2 x 25 in. (1.3 x 63.5 cm) Sewing needle and thread
13 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and Fair Isle pattern. 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.

Carry colors not in use loosely across WS of work.

Pick up new color from under old color to twist yarns and prevent holes.


FRONT With A, cast on 39 sts.

Rows 1-9: With A, knit Rows 10 and 11: With B, knit.

Rows 12-47: Beginning with Row 1 of Fair Isle Chart, work chart rows 1-36.

Rows 48 and 49: With B, knit.

Rows 50-59: With A, knit.

Rows 60-62: With B, knit.

Bind off.

BACKWork same as Front.

GUSSET With B, cast on 7 sts.

Rows 1-3: With B, knit.

Change to A and work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 13 in.

(33 cm) from beg, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each side every 3 in.

(7.5 cm) 3 times - 13 sts.

Mark each end of last row.

Continue in Garter st with A until 12 in.

(30.5 cm) above markers, mark each end of last row.

Work even in Garter st until 4 in.

(10 cm) above second set of markers, dec 1 st at each side of next row - 11 sts.

Continue in Garter st with A, until 12 1/2 in.

(32 cm) above second set of markers, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each side every 3 in.

(7.5 cm) twice more - 7 sts.

Change to B and knit 3 rows.

Bind off.

FINISHINGSew Gusset between Front and Back, lining up markers with corners.

Sew on handles.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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