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Green Living Tote
Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton
Pattern Number: 80716AD This all-purpose tote securely holds your groceries and is a great eco-friendly alternative to paper or plastic shopping bags at the market.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.5 cm) (not including handle)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 17, 2009)
Handle Shaping Next Rnd: Bind off 14 sts, K 44 sts, bind off 14 sts, k44 sts and sl to a holder, bind off 14 sts - (2 sets of 44 sts for each side of handle).The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

482-130 Recycled Cotton Yarn: Seagrass

Mint and medium green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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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
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
GAUGE:
16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row), 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.

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 together.



Lace Pattern (worked in the round)
Rnd 1: *(Yo, k2tog); rep from * around.


Rnd 2: Knit.


Rnd 3: *(Ssk, yo); rep from * around.


Rnd 4: Knit.


Rep Rnds 1-4 for Lace Pattern.

NOTES:
Base of Tote is knit back and fourth in rows on circular needle with 2 strands of yarn held together.

Tote is then worked in the round in Lace Pattern with 1 strand of yarn.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTE
Base
With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 44 sts.


Rows 1-30: Knit.

At end of last row, do not turn.


Rotate work and pick up and k14 sts along adjacent short side of Base, 44 sts along long side of Base, and 14 sts along rem side - 116 sts.


Top
Note: Work will now proceed in the round.


Join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.


Rnds 1-3: Knit.


Cut 1 strand of yarn, leaving a long tail.


With 1 strand of yarn, work Rnd 1 of Lace Pattern.

Rep Rnds 1-4 of Lace Pattern until piece measures about 14 in.

(35.5 cm) from Base, ending with a Rnd 4.


Handle Shaping
Next Rnd: K 44 sts, bind off 14 sts, k44 sts and sl to a holder, bind off 14 sts - (2 sets of 44 sts for each side of handle).
Rem 44 sts will be worked back and forth in rows for first half of handle.


Row 1 (RS): K2tog *(yo, k2tog), rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog - 42 sts.


Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.


Row 3: K1, ssk, *(yo, ssk) to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 40 sts.


Row 5: K1, k2tog, *(yo, k2tog); rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 38 sts.


Row 7: Ssk, *(ssk, yo); rep from * to last 2 sts, ssk - 36 sts.


Row 8: Purl.


Rep Rows 5-8 until there are 8 sts rem, ending with a Row 8.

Work rem 8 sts as follows:
Row 1 (RS): K1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, k1.


Row 2: Purl.


Row 3: K1, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k1.


Row 4: Purl.


Rep Rows 1-4 twice more.

Bind off loosely.

Re-join yarn to 44 sts on holder and work same as for first half of handle.



FINISHING
Sew ends of handle together.


Border
With RS facing and 1 strand of yarn, beg at handle seam, pick up and k100 sts evenly spaced around one side of handle and top of Tote.

Join, being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beg of rnd.


Rnd 1: Purl.


Rnd 2: Knit.


Bind off loosely.


Rep border on opposite side of Tote.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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