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Graphic Elements Tote
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70522AD
Graphic Elements Tote This charming bag is made using Fair Isle or stranded knitting.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 13 in. long x 17 in. wide (33 x 43 cm), not including handles

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 8, 2011)
Handles Center one handle about 3.5 in. (3 9 cm)The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


620-196 Wool-Ease Yarn: Zinnia

Dark magenta purple

Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.25
Note: (A)

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95

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

Additional Materials
Set of 2 rectangular purse handles 4 x 8 in. (10 x 20.5 cm) Sewing needle and thread (optional) 1/2 yd (0.5 m) fabric for lining (optional)
14 sts + 19 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 2 strands of yarn held together. 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.

Bag is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.

Carry colors not in use loosely along the wrong side of work.

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


With 2 strands of A held together, cast on 61 sts.

Rows 1-14: With 2 strands of A held together, work in St st (k on RS p on WS).

Join 2 strands of B, and work Rows 1-27 of Snowflake chart.
When chart has been completed, work 40 rows in St st with 2 strands of A held together.
Bind off.

Work same as Front.

Sew Front and Back together, leaving about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) at top of each side seam unsewn.

LINING (optional)
Cut a 18 x 24 in.

(46 x 61 cm) length of fabric.

Fold in half to form a 12 x 18 in.

(30.5 x 46 cm) piece.

Using a 1/2 in.

allowance, seam both short sides.

Fold 1 1/2 in.

(3.8 cm) to WS on remaining raw edge for top of lining.

Slip lining into Bag, with top edge of lining just below side seam opening.

Slipstitch top edge of lining to Bag.

Center one handle about 3.5 in.

(9 cm) down from bound-off edge on WS of Back.

Wrap bound-off edge to WS of Bag over handle, creating gathers, and sew to inside of Bag.

Attach remaining handle to Front.

Weave in ends.

k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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