Monday, July 10, 2006
Little Black Beaded Bag
So I knit this one. And I think there's a little more to it than the picture will show.
The Yarn: Beaded Black Yarn from the Angora Cottage , one skein. I bought this at Stitches West because I wanted to try knitting with a pre-beaded yarn. This is a bit pricey but it makes a lovely fabrice.
Stitch Pattern: Linen Stitch:
R1: Sl 1 wyf, *P1, Sl 1 wyb*
R2: Sl 1 wyb, *k1, sl1 wyf*
Body of bag: Cast on 45 stitches. Knit linen stitch til length of bag is about 12". Bind off all stitches.
Trim on flap of bag: I used the 3 needle ribbon cord scallop from Knitting Over the Edge. You could leave plain if you wish.
I cord: Cast on 4 stitches and complete a 44 inch i cord (longer if you want a longer strap...but keep in mind this is a very stretchy yarn).
Finishing: Fold the bag so that the two sides are 4 1/2 inches and the flap is 3 inches. Sew seams. Then attach icord with knitting yarn using a 'barberpole' technique to make the edges look kind of lacey. Attach the icord starting at the center bottom of the bag.
I have probably 30 or so yards left over...so enough to make some type of necklace with the leftovers.
Any questions? Let me know!