Saturday, January 12, 2008

Make-up Bag

Awesome and quick project!  Great for a last minute gift or a nice break in between projects. 
Yarn: Nashua Handknits: Wooly Stripes
  • Weight: 50 grams/ 2 skeins (1 skein of each color)
  • Gauge: US 8-9
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Entire project is knit on US 10.5, garter stitch, and double stranded
Sides: CO 40
Start with color A and knit 10 rows
  • With color B knit 8 rows
  • With color A knit 6 rows
  • With color B knit 4 rows 
  • With color A knit 2 rows 
  • With color B knit 1 row (this is your cast off row)
Ends (Triangles): CO 2o
With color B, knit 4 rows.  On the next row, and every odd row after that, decrease with a k2tog at the beginning and ending 2 stitches (your tail should be on your right side when you decrease).  This will make a triangle that is just slightly shorter than the height of the sides. 

Bottom: CO 20
With color A simply knit garter stitch until the length of the bottom matches the length of the sides. 

Weave in all ends and sew all pieces together.  DO NOT sew top shut.  Put in washer and felt. Allow the bag to dry COMPLETELY, (this may take a day or two) and sew in the zipper.  Line if you desire. 

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