(The following instructions assume that you about to knit one of the long sides you managed to turn your work and are about to knit a short side, adjust your stitches accordingly)
Round 8: Purl 11 stitches, bind off (in purl) 18 stitches, purl 47 stitches, bind off (in purl) 18 stitches, purl 36 stitches
My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I’d rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don’t understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, a Toms Outlet nd a Ghostbuster for Hallowe’en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. Pepper.
I don’t like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy.
Books I’ve read recently The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What’s So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod.
I am slightly neurotic. No I’m not. Yes I am. The last two have been knitted from all the leftover wool from the previous bags just knitted in my own pattern until I had 90 or so rows. Have made a couple with longer handles for the shoulders and has worked well. Casted on 60 or so stitches for the handles. Have also purchased magnet closures and sewn them in so the bag closes which the recipients have loved. One lesson I have learned is not to fold the bag before putting in the pillowcase as it melds and cannot be separated after felting one bag was put into the trash as it was impossible to separate. What a waste!! Have fun making these fabulous bags that all seem to love.
Question: I started making one of these (and love the pattern!) and have just passed my first cc stripe, so I on about row 10 of the body. I got the proper amount of stitches on my needles and am knitting every row with the knitted side facing outward. The sides seem to be curling quite a bit and I wondering if this is normal or if I done something wrong. Will it straighten out as I proceed, or when I felt it? I a beginner and this is the first non flat item I made, so I appreciate any advice. Thanks!
I am trying this bag right now, so far it looks amazing. I am tweaking it a bit, as I only have 1 kind of wool right now, (Patons Classic Wool in Rosewood, it reminds me of Ben Jerry Cherry Garcia Ice cream) Also, I am making it a bit larger because I only have 1 set of circs that are long enough and they are size 10s.
I will send you a link to a pick when I get it finished, I think I found this on Rav, so I also send you a pic on there. Thanks so much for the pattern.
To be honest, this is the first project I will have made that was not a scarf needle knitting.
I am listed as Bedardhobbydiva. If you go onto Paradise it there as well. One really nice comment about having the handle knit it. I also now have a request to make another one in different colors.
This pattern Toms Outlet is so easy and my 1st real experience with felting. Even though I used worsted weight yarn (I used Lamb Pride worsted weight) instead of bulky (our challenger used bulky) mine came out just as perfectly as hers. But prettier. I may be a trifle prejudiced though. Thank you again for such a well written and wonderful patte Toms Outlet rn!
I believe that 21 is the circumference. I can go measure my finished bad if you like, but remember, size will be dependent on yarn used (bulky or worsted weight) knitting tightness (my co workers knitting can ward off pygmy darts, unfelted. Felted, it like steel) and a host of other things. My advice, knit till you are tired, then felt. It will resemble a good sized large bag (mine can hold 2 loaves country Toms Outlet kitchen bread, side by side and not get squished). I can give you the dimensions of my finished bag, just let me know. Super easy pattern. I making my 2nd one right now.
Go to Youtube, search KNITFreedom/how to pick up and knit stitches. Watch that video, it will help you to understand the basics. This is a very easy pattern when you think in terms of knitting an old style paper grocery bag. Remember them? Once you open them, you see that the bottom is a rectangular piece that is then folded up on 4 sides. You aren binding off any stitches, you are just continuing knitting down the side, across the cast on edge, back up the other long side and then you are back at the beginning. I just made my 2nd bag with this pattern and it is so loved Keep us informed of how you are doing.