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Hobo Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 680

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Approx 27 1/4" high x 42" around.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-146 Lion Cotton Yarn: Fuchsia

Bright fuchsia pink.


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
Size 6 29-inch circular needles
GAUGE:
4 sts and 8 rows = 1" in garter st. 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 STITCH (with straight needles):
Row 1 (RS): K.
Row 2 (WS): Sl first st as if to p, bring yarn to back between the sts, k to last st, bring yarn to front, sl last st.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat st with straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTE:
Top of First Strap: With straight needles, cast on 16 sts.

Work in pat st with straight needles for 6".
Inc Row (RS): Keeping to pat, k first st, inc 1 st in next st, k to within last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, k last st.

Cont in pat st and rep inc row, inc 1 st after first k st and inc 1 st before last k st, every other row 24 times more, end WS -- 66 sts.

Place sts on a holder.
Top of Second Strap: Work same as Top of First Strap.

Place sts on a holder.
Join Straps and Body: Next Row (RS): Using circular needles, k 66 sts of First Strap, cast on 18 sts for body, k 66 sts of Second Strap, cast on 18 sts -- 168 sts.

Mark beg of rnd.

Join and work around in garter st (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) for 10" more.

Dec Rnd: (K 19, k2tog) 8 times -- 160 sts.

P 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd: (K 18, k2tog) 8 times -- 152 sts.

P 1 rnd.

Cont in this manner dec 8 sts every other rnd, having 1 st less between decs on each dec rnd, until 8 sts rem; changing to dpns when necessary.

Cut yarn, leaving a long strand to draw through rem 8 sts and secure to WS.

FINISHING: With WS facing, sew top of straps tog invisibly.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
opp = opposite
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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