Size
one size
Dimensions when completed
Base 7,5 cm x 25 cm (3 in x 10 in); height 29 cm (11½ in)
Demand
Demand Novita 7 Veljestä
(060) Sand <250 g,
some (010) Off White and (099) Black for the tassels

Other supplies
Needles
Novita 3½ mm (US 4) or size needed;
Novita 3½ mm circular needle (60 cm / 24 in) for the side seams
Density
Stitch pattern
- Garter stitch: knit all rows.
- Textured pattern: follow the chart and instructions.

Gauge
18 sts and 34 rows in garter st with yarn held double = 10 cm / 4 in
20 sts and 28 rows in textured pattern with one strand of yarn = 10 cm / 4 in
Designer name
Sari Nordlund
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Base

With yarn held double cast on 14 sts and work garter st for 25 cm. Bind off.

 

Sides

With one strand of yarn cast on 53 sts and work 3 rows in garter st.

Begin the textured pattern on row 1 of the chart: work the 4 sts at the right end, repeat the 6 st pattern 8 times, work the 1 st at left. Work rows 2–8 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1–8.

When the piece measures approx. 25 cm, finish on either row 3 or 7 of the chart. Work garter st and evenly decrease 4 sts on the first row = 49 sts.

After 3 cm, bind off.

Knit the other piece in the same manner.

 

Ends

With one strand of yarn cast on 17 sts and work 3 rows in garter st.

Begin the textured pattern on row 1 of the chart: work the 4 sts at the right end, repeat the 6 st pattern 2 times, work the 1 st at left. Work rows 2–8 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1–8.

When the piece is the same height as the side pieces, finish on row 3 or 7. Work garter st for 3 cm and bind off.

Knit the other piece in the same manner.

 

Handles

With one strand of yarn cast on 8 sts and work garter st until the piece measures 60 cm. Bind off.

Knit the other handle in the same manner.

 

Finishing

Pin to measurements wrong side up and steam lightly.

Now join the pieces, making sure the 3 cm garter st ends are at the top edge. Join a side piece to one of the end pieces first. Pick up 4 sts per 6 rows from the long side of the side piece, starting at the top edge. Then pick up 4 sts per 6 rows from the long side of the end piece, starting at the top edge. Align the needles with the right sides up. Knit the sts together stitch by stitch using the circular needle.

After you have knitted the sts together onto the circular needle, cast on 3 sts at the end for the seam. Turn work. *Knit 2 seam sts, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over). Slip 3 sts from right needle back to left needle with yarn in back.* Repeat *–* until the 3 seam sts remain. Break the yarn and pull it through the sts.

Work the three other seams in the same manner.

Sew the base to the bag stitch by stitch using overcast seaming from the right side: align the edges with no space in between and make sure the pieces are level.

Make an approx. 8 cm long tassel using the Black yarn and an approx. 15 cm long one using Off White. Make the Off White tassel thick enough so that you can shorten the outer layer. Crochet a chain using Off White. Attach the tassels to the chain and the chain to the bag.

Cut a suitable piece of cardboard and place it in the bag if you want to make it sturdier.