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Super Summer Backpack
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 80401AD Send them off to summer camp with this backpack! Embellish it with Bonbons yarn for a personal touch.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 x 12 in. (25.5 x 30.5 cm).

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-148 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Turquoise

Bright medium blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.38

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

Additional Materials
Double pointed needles size 6 (4.25 mm) , set of 5
GAUGE:
18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over Pattern 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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.

PATTERN STITCH Rows 1 and 3 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: K1, *yo, k2tog, rep from * across.

Row 4: *Ssk, yo, rep from * across, end k1.

Rep Rows 1-4 of Pattern stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT With straight needles, cast on 45 sts.

Knit 10 rows.

Next Row: K5 sts (for border) work Row 1 of Pattern st to last 5 sts, k last 5 sts (for border).

Next Row: K5 sts (for border) work Row 2 of Pattern st to last 5 sts, k last 5 sts (for border).

Continue as established, keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st (k every st on every row) and working center 35 sts in Pattern st until piece measures about 11 in (28 cm) from beg, end with a Row 1 or 3 of Pattern st.

Knit 10 rows.

Bind off.

BACK Make just as for Front.

FINISHING Sew backpack pieces together at sides and bottom.

Cord With double pointed needles, cast on 5 sts.

*Slide sts to other end of dpn and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work.

(Do not turn work.) Repeat from * to make cord.

Rep last row until cord measures 48 in.

(122 cm) from beg.

Bind off.

Weave cord through Backpack just below top garter edge, with both cord ends emerging on right side.

Mark center point between cords.

Pull cord ends through from right to wrong side of Backpack at each lower corner.

Knot cord ends securely on inside of Backpack.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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