Knit Rosy Bag LM0279

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Skill Level: Easy

Bag measures approximately 11" wide x 8" high.

MODA DEA® "Vision™": 3.5 Ounces (or 1 ball) No. 2930 Karma CA and 1.25 ounces (or 1 ball) No. 2940 Blue Moon CB.

Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7] and 5mm [US 8].

Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 20 sts = 4"; 26 rows = 4" in pattern with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.


FRONT & BACK (Alike): With larger needles and CA, cast on 55 sts.

Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.

Row 2: P1, * K1, P1; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until 6 ¾" from beginning, end by working Row 2 AND decrease 6 sts evenly spaced across last row - 49 sts.

Change to smaller needles and Knit 5 rows.

Divide for Handle: K17, bind off 15 sts. K to end.

Next Row: K 17, turn, cast on 15 sts. turn, K to end - 49 sts.

Knit 3 rows even. Bind off in K.

FLOWERS (Make 3)

With larger needles and CB, cast on 55 sts.

Rows 1, 3, and 5 (Right Side): Knit.

Rows 2, 4, and 6: Purl.

Row 7: * K5, twist all the sts on the left needle toward you in a complete circle around the needle so that the fabric between the needles becomes twisted; rep from * to last 5 sts; K5. The twisting will create a scalloped appearance to the fabric.

Rows 8 and 10: Purl.

Row 9: K1, * sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2; rep from * to last 4 sts; sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1 - 33 sts.

Row 11: * Sl 1, K2tog, psso; rep from * across - 11 sts.

Row 12: Purl.

Do NOT bind off but cut yarn leaving a 20" end. Thread this end into the yarn needle and run it through the remaining 11 sts; draw up tightly; fasten securely at center.

Twist knitting at the split so that one edge overlaps the other, forming a double circle that resembles a flower. Secure into flower shape by sewing through the base in several places. Sew to front of bag.

ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB = colors A, B; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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