Nov 16, 2018

Lexi Bag

LOOM:  ‘Premium’ Chunky Round Loom, mint-colored 24-peg loom by KB Looms.

YARN:  Approx 150 grams of chunky weight wool. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle, D shape handles (7 width x 4.5 inches height). 2 yards of 1/2 inch wide Gross Grain Black Ribbon.

GAUGE: Approx 6 sts x 10 rows=2 inches.

SIZE: Approx 7 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches (not including handles).

ABBREVIATIONS

approx=approximate

yo=yarn over (ewrap empty peg)

k2tog=knit two stitches together- left slanting.

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS

Front & Back Panels (make 2 as follows)

Cast on 21 stitches (recommend e-wrap cast on).

Rows 1-21: Sl1, k to the end of the row.

Row 22: Sl1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of row.

Row 23: Sl1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2sts, k2.

Row 24: Sl1, *p1, k1; rep from * to the end of the row.

Rows 25-42: Rep Rows 23 and 24.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Side panel

Cast on 10 stitches.

Row 1-Row 74: Sl1, k to the end.

Bind off with basic bind off method. 

Assembly 

Panels

Mattress Stitch seam the side panel to the front and back panels. 

Handles

Position one of the handles on the wrong side of the back panel (close to the top). Pass the knitted fabric through the opening of the handle; fold the fabric over the handle so that it covers the bottom portion of the handle. Seam the handle in place. Repeat with the other handle. 

Ribbon

Pass the ribbon through the eyelets of the bag and position it as desired. Make a bow with the two ends of the ribbon. Trim and position the bow as desired on the bag.

Note: this is a derivative work of previous Lexi Bag, created in 2009 by Isela Phelps using the Knifty Knitter loom.

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