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Custom Mixed Color Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 70509AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
18 in. wide x 14 in. tall (46 x 35.5 cm), after felting and not including handles

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-111 Lion Wool Yarn: Midnight Blue

Deepest darkest blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.96
Note: (A)

820-178 Lion Wool Yarn: Dark Teal Deep greenish blue
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97
Note: (B)

820-123 Lion Wool Yarn: Sage

Gentle, dusty green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97
Note: (C)

820-132 Lion Wool Yarn: Lemongrass

Medium yellowish green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Size 11 [8 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
3 yds (2.75 m) grosgrain ribbon, 5/8 in. (1.5 cm) wide Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
11 sts + 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the round (k every round) with 2 strands held together, before felting. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLOR SEQUENCE
4 in.

(10 cm) with 2 strands of A held together,
2 in.

(5 cm) with 1 strand each of A and B held together,
4 in.

(10 cm) with 2 strands of B held together,
2 in.

(5 cm) with 1 strand each of B and C held together,
4 in.

(10 cm) with 2 strands of C held together,
2 in.

(5 cm) with 1 strand each of C and D held together,
4 in.

(10 cm) with 2 strands of D held together.



Base
With 2 strands of A held together, cast on 16 sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles, in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 21 in.

(53.5 cm).

Do not bind off.
Body
K16, pick up and k58 sts evenly spaced along adjoining side of base, pick up and k16 sts evenly spaced along short edge of base, pick up and k58 sts evenly spaced along remaining long side of base - 148 sts.
Begin working in the round and following Color Sequence.
Next Rnd: K1, place first marker, k14, place 2nd marker, k60, place 3rd marker, k14, place 4th marker, k59, place 5th marker (beg of rnd marker).
Next 3 Rnds: Knit.
Next Rnd: Knit, increase 1 st before markers 1, 2, 3 and 4 -152 sts.
Continuing in Color Sequence, rep last 4 rnds 7 more times - 180 sts.
Leave beg of rnd marker, remove all other markers.

Continue in Color Sequence on 180 sts until all 22 in.

(59 cm) of sequence have been completed.

Bind off.



HANDLES (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held together, cast on 135 sts.
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew first and last 1 in.

(2.5 cm) of Handles to either side of Bag, along the last row of the B/C color section.

Weave in ends.
Felting
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.
Flatten Bag, WS out, on a flat surface.

Cut 8 lengths of ribbon each 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm).

Sew a ribbon length about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) below top edge and centered on WS of front for drawstring loop.

In same way, sew a length centered on back of Bag.

Sew 3 lengths at each side of Bag, with one length centered on fold at side and two more, spaced 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm) away.
Weave remaining ribbon through ribbon loops on inside of Bag, adjust as desired and knot ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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