Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Felted Loopy Tote Bag
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: justBag
Designed by Virginia Rowan Rokholt. Hard Lucite handles lend a deco touch to this soft, felted tote, while loopy trim adds girlish whimsy. Smart yet practical, it makes a fun, feminine fashion statement.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Before felting 20" tall x 25" wide (51 x 63.5 cm), excluding handles
After felting 10" tall x 16" wide (25.5 x 40.5 cm), excluding handles

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price:

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price:


Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price:


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price:


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

Additional Materials
  1. Lucite handles
  2. 1 yard (1 m) leopard-print ribbon (sample uses Offray # 310054)
  3. Glue gun
  4. Glue sticks

GAUGE:
14.5 stitches = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) on larger needle before felting.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



BAG

With larger needles, cast on 90 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch for
40" (101.5 cm). Bind off. Fold in half widthwise with wrong sides together.
Using crochet hook, slip stitch side seams together.
Ruffles

With double-pointed needles, cast on 6 stitches. *Slide stitches to other
end of double-pointed needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back
of the work. (Do not turn work.) Repeat from * until cord measures 20 feet (6
m). With crochet hook, use slip stitch to attach cord around opening of Bag,
making the loops approximately 6–7" (15–18 cm) long.
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 lay flat to shape. For
more about felting, click here.
Finishing

Thread large-eyed, blunt needle with yarn and sew handles securely to top of
Bag. Fold lower corners up as shown and tack in place. Cut ribbon in half and
glue to center points at top of Bag. Tie in bow.

Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images