Saturday, 19 July 2008

Small Lace Bag [corrections added]

UPDATE: PDF download available now

My newest pattern! Shh! It's for SP12. I'm hoping that she doesn't spot it, otherwise I'm done!

The stitch pattern for the lace is taken directly from the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns

Cast on 25 stitches and knit five rows of garter stitch (knitting in both directions)
Knit 3 repeats of the pattern.
Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.
Eyelet Row: k6, yo, k2tog, [k4, yo, k2tog] repeat to last 4 stitches, k5. (3 eyelet holes)
Knit 4 more rows of garter stitch.
Bind off.

Cast on 25 stitches and knit five rows of garter stitch
Knit 24 rows of stocking stitch (knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side)
Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.
Eyelet Row: [k3, yo, k3tog] repeat to end (5 eyelet holes)
Knit 4 more rows of garter stitch

Stitch Pattern:
Sl-k-psso : slip one stitch as if to purl, knit one stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the one you just knit.
p2togtbl : purl two stitches together through the back loops

  1. p2, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, p1, yo, k1, yo, sl-k-psso, k7, p2

  2. k2, p6, p2togtbl, p3, k1, p3, p2tog, p6, k2

  3. p2, k5, k2tog, k1, (yo, k1) twice, p1, k1, (yo, k1) twice, sl-k-psso, k5, p2

  4. k2, p4, p2togtbl, p5, k1, p5, p2tog, p4, k2

  5. p2, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl-k-psso, k3, p2

  6. k2, p2, p2togtbl, p7, k1, p7, p2tog, p2, k2

  7. p2, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl-k-psso, k1, p2

  8. k2, p2togtbl, p9, k1, p9, p2tog, k2

To make up:
Seam sides of bag.
Thread a length of ribbon through the eyelets in a manner which pleases you.
Pop some cedar balls in to protect your stash!
If you wanted to use lavender instead, I’d recommend lining the bag.


Anonymous said...

Very good one. We are truly happy for the straight answers

Bubbles said...

Is it ok if I use your pattern and sell the bag I made?

Anonymous said...

How much yardage is used of the DK 8-ply?

Tsuki said...

It's a very small amount of yarn required - probably less than 40 yards.

Hong Vo said...

Hi Tsuki,

Very lovely bag!! I'm in the process of making it but I don't understand your knitting in the round version. Sorry, I am new to knitting. The part where you wrote:

Pick up one stitch between the rows, and then pick up the cast on stitches. pick up one more stitch between the rows and join to work in the round... (52 stitches on the needles)

I've done the provisional cast on (extra piece with crochet hook) is that correct?

I don't know how to pick up the cast on stitches now...

Thanks for your help.

Tsuki said...

Hong Vo,
If you have the provisional cast on then you simply knit along those provisionally cast on stitches. The idea is that you end up with a tube with one end closed.
I hope this helps, let me know if you need more assistance, or message me on Ravelry (Tsuki).