Knit PDF - On The Go Knitters Tote
As a knitter, I can never have enough bags for toting projects, yarn, my iPad and books. This tote begins with a large garter stitch rectangle. Using a circular needle, stitches are picked up at all four sides and the Fair Isle fun begins. The pattern I designed combines diamonds and zig zags into a graphic Fair Isle design. The edge is worked in a clever undulating border. When completed, embroidery and duplicate stitch are added to the pattern to really kick up the colorplay. See photos for before and after embroidery. I used sturdy leather handles from Homestead Heirlooms. I lined the bag in a pretty silk from my fabric stash.
This design was originally published in my book Color By Kristin by Sixth and Spring in 2009.
Personalize your bag by choosing your own Fair Isle body pattern from the 240 different Fair Isle charts in my Color by Kristin eBook. The eBook includes lots and lots of instructions for beginning Fair Isle knitters along with 24 different edge treatments and over 240 Fair Isle charts.
Finished size: 16" (40.5 cm) wide by 14" (35.5 cm) high
Skill Level: For intermediate knitters.
Supplies: Three main colors of worsted weight yarn and 5 assorted contrasting colors of the same yarn for embroidery and duplicate stitch.
You will need circular needles (24") in sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm)
Blunt point tapestry needle for embroidery and duplicate stitch.
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