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Slip Stitch Mosaic Tote
Lion Brand® Kitchen Cotton
Pattern Number: L20288 Practice your slip stitch knitting with this beautiful sampler bag.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 14 in. (35.5 cm) wide x 15 in. (38 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

831-098 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Vanilla Soft white
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Note: (A)

831-147 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Grape Red-violet
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831-170 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Kiwi Bright chartreuse
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831-106 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Blueberry Medium blue
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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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 7 (4.5 mm), 24 in. (60 cm) long
GAUGE:
18 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in patterns. 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:
PATTERN STITCHES Seed Stitch (worked in rows over an even number of sts) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.Rep Row 2 for Seed st worked in rows.



Seed Stitch (worked in rnds over an odd number of sts) Rnd 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.Rep Rnd 2 for Seed st worked in rnds.



TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION 3-Needle Bind Off With RS together, hold in one hand 2 needles with an equal number of sts on each.

With 3rd needle, knit tog 1 st from each needle, *knit tog 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off; rep from * across.

Cut yarn and pull through last st to secure.

NOTES:
1.

For the Tote Front, Block 1 is worked first.

Sts are then picked up across one edge of Block 1 to work Block 2.

Additional Blocks are worked by picking up sts across edges of previous Blocks.

A Diagram is provided to illustrate the working order.

2.

Instructions are for working the Front on straight needles.

If preferred, you can work the Front back and forth in rows on the circular needle.

If you decide to do this, keep in mind that you will still need a spare needle in order to work the 3-Needle Bind Off.

3.

Tote Back is worked separately, back and forth in rows on circular needle.4.

Front and Back are sewed together around 3 sides, then sts are picked up for edging and straps.



Slip Stitch Pattern Notes 1.

'With yarn in front (or back)' does not mean the RS or WS.

The front is the side of the piece that's facing you as you work, the back is the side facing away from you.

2.

When working RS rows, sl sts as if to purl with yarn at back.

When working WS rows, sl sts as if to purl with yarn at front.

3.

Only one color is used on each row.

Carry color(s) not in use up the side edge of piece.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT Block 1 With straight needles and C, cast on 31 sts.

With C, knit one row.

Beg Pattern I (multiple of 14 sts + 3 additional sts) Join B.

Row 1 (RS): With B, k2, *sl 1, k1, (sl 1, k3) twice, (sl 1, k1) twice; rep from * to last st, k1 Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl the sts that were knit on the previous row with matching color yarn and slip the sts that were slipped on the previous row, with yarn in front.

Row 3: With C, k5, *sl 1, k5, sl 1, k7; rep from * to last 12 sts, (sl 1, k5) twice.

Row 5: With B, k2, *(sl 1, k3) 3 times, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 7: With C, k3, *sl 1, k3, sl 1, k1, (sl 1, k3) twice; rep from * to end of row.

Row 9: With B, k4, *sl 1, k7, sl 1, k5; rep from * to last 13 sts, sl 1, k7, sl 1, k4.

Row 11: With C, k1, *sl 1, k3, (sl 1, k1) 3 times, sl 1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

Row 13: With B, rep Row 9.

Row 15: With C, rep Row 7.

Row 17: With B, rep Row 5.

Row 19: With C, rep Row 3.

Rows 21-40: Rep Rows 1-20.

Rows 41 and 42: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Next Row: With C, knit.Bind off.



Block 2 From RS with straight needles and D, pick up and k26 sts evenly spaced across right side edge of Block 1.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Join A.

Beg Pattern II (worked over 26 sts) Row 1 (RS): With A, k1, sl 1, k4, (sl 2, k4) 3 times, sl 1, k1.

Row 2: Rep Row 1.

Row 3: With D, k2, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Row 4: With D, p2, *sl 1, p2; rep from * to end of row.

Rows 5 and 6: With A, k3, (sl 2, k4) 3 times, sl 2, k3.

Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 3 and 4.

Rows 9-24: Rep Rows 1-8 twice.

Rows 25 and 26: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Next Row: With D, knit.Bind off.



Block 3 From RS with straight needles and C, pick up and k39 sts evenly spaced across side edge of Block 2 and top edge of Block 1.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Join A.

Beg Pattern III (multiple of 4 sts + 3 additional sts) Row 1 (RS): With A, k3, *sl 1, k3; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: Rep Row 1.

Join B.

Rows 3 and 4: With B, k1, *sl 1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

Row 5: With C, rep Row 1.

Row 6: With C, p1, k1, p1, *sl 1, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 7: With A, knit.

Row 8: With A, purl.

Rows 9 and 10: With B, rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 11 and 12: With C, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Rows 13 and 14: With A, rep Rows 5 and 6.

Rows 15 and 16: With B, rep Rows 7 and 8.

Rows 17 and 18: With C, rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 19 and 20: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Rows 21 and 22: With B, rep Rows 5 and 6.

Rows 23 and 24: With C, rep Rows 7 and 8.Bind off.



Block 4 From RS with straight needles and C, pick up and k39 sts evenly spaced across top edge of Block 2 and side edge of Block 3.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Join D.

Beg Pattern IV (multiple of 4 sts + 3 additional sts) Row 1 (RS): With D, k3, *sl 1, k3; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl the sts that were knit on the previous row with matching color yarn and slip the sts that were slipped on the previous row, with yarn in front.

Row 3: With C, k1, *sl 1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

Row 5: With D, k2, *sl 1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 7 and 8: With C, rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 9 and 10: With D, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Row 11: With C, knit.

Row 12: With C, purl.

Join B.

Cut D.

Rows 13 and 14: With B, rep Rows 9 and 10.

Rows 15 and 16: With C, rep Rows 7 and 8.

Rows 17 and 18: With B, rep Rows 5 and 6.

Rows 19 and 20: With C, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Rows 21 and 22: With B, rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 23 and 24: With C, rep Rows 11 and 12.

Join D.

Cut B.

Rows 25-36: Rep Rows 1-12.

Next Row: With C, knit.Bind off.



Block 5 From RS with straight needles and D, pick up and k67 sts evenly spaced across side edge of Block 4 and top edge of Block 3.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Join A.

Beg Pattern V (multiple of 8 sts + 3 additional sts) Row 1 (RS): With A, k1, *sl 1, k7; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl the sts that were knit on the previous row with matching color yarn and slip the sts that were slipped on the previous row, with yarn in front.

Row 3: With D, k4, sl 1, k1, *sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, sl 1, k4.

Row 5: With A, k3, *sl 1, k3; rep from * to end of row.

Row 7: With D, k2, *sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 9: With A, k5, *sl 1, k7; rep from * to last 6 sts, sl 1, k5.

Row 11: With D, rep Row 7.

Row 13: With A, rep Row 5.

Row 15: With D, rep Row 3.

Rows 17-32: Rep Rows 1-16.

Rows 33 and 34: With A, rep Rows 1 and 2.

Next Row: With D, knit.Bind off.



BACK From RS with circular needle and D, cast on 67 sts.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Beg Pattern VI (worked over an odd number of sts) Join A.



NOTES 1.

Back is worked back and forth in rows on a circular needle.

2.

Work is only turned after every other row.

2 RS rows are worked, then 2 WS rows are worked.

Working in this way allows you to work with 2 colors of yarn carrying the yarn between rows.

Row 1 (RS): Turn work.

With A, k1,*sl 1, k1: rep from * across.

Row 2 (RS): Do not turn work, instead slide sts to other end of circular needle and with D, knit.

Row 3 (WS): Turn work.

With A, p2, *sl 1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 4 (WS): Do not turn work, instead slide sts to other end of circular needle and with D, purl.

Rep Rows 1-4 until Back measures same as Front.Bind off.



FINISHING Sew Front and Back together along 3 sides, leaving top open.

Top Edging From RS with circular needle and C, pick up and k125 sts evenly spaced around top edge of Tote.

Place marker for beg of rnd and join by knitting the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Work in Seed st worked in rnds for 6 rnds.

Next Rnd (place markers for Straps): Work in Seed st until you have worked across about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) of Front, place marker (pm), continue in Seed st across Front until about 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) before left side seam, pm, continue in Seed st to end of rnd, placing 2 markers on Back in same positions as markers on Front.

Straps Next Rnd: *Bind off in Seed st to marker, remove marker, work in Seed st across next 6 sts and sl these 6 sts to a holder; rep from * 3 more times, bind off remaining sts.

Sl 6 sts from one holder on Front back onto needle for strap.

Work in Seed st worked in rows until strap measures about 22 in.

(56 cm).

Sl the other set of 6 sts on Front back onto needle.

With a spare needle, use 3-Needle Bind Off to join ends of Front strap.

Rep for strap on Back.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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