Perfect as a weekend project, Linda Cyr’s fast-finishing carryall is knit in the round in alternating bands of braided cables and stockinette.
CABLED BAG KNITTED MEASUREMENTS
• Approx 14"/35.5cm wide x 12"/30.5cm long (not including handles) MATERIALS
• 3 5oz/140g balls (each approx 153yd/140m) of Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Chunky (acrylic/ wool) in #135 spice • Size 10≤ (6.5mm) circular needle, 24"/60cm long OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE • One pair size 10≤ (6.5mm) needles • Cable needle • Stitch marker GAUGE 12 sts and 20 rnds to 4"/10cm over St st using size 10≤ (6.5mm) needle. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. STITCH GLOSSARY 4-st RC Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to back, next 2 sts, k2 from cn. 4-st LC Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to front, next 2 sts, k2 from cn. 6-st RC Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold to back, next 3 sts, k3 from cn. 6-st LC Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold to front, next 3 sts, k3 from cn.
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CABLE PATTERN Rnd 1 *K5, [p2, k9, p2, k5] 3 times; rep from * once more. Rnd 2 *K5, [p2, 6-st RC, k3, p2, k5] 3 times; rep from * once more. Rnds 3 and 4 Rep rnd 1. Rnd 5 *K5, [p2, k3, 6-st LC, p2, k5] 3 times; rep from * once more. Rnd 6 Rep rnd 1. Rep rnds 1–6 for cable pat. CABLE PANEL (over 14 sts) Row 1 (RS) K3, p1, 4-st RC, k2, p1, k3. Row 2 P3, k1, p6, k1, p3. Row 3 K3, p1, k2, 4-st LC, p1, k3. Row 4 Rep row 2. Rep rows 1–4 for cable panel. TOTE Beg at bottom edge with circular needle, cast on 118 sts. Pm and join, being careful not to twist sts. Sl marker every rnd. Beg with a k rnd, work
in garter st for 6 rnds. Work in cable pat, rep rnds 1–6 eight times. Next rnd *P5, [p2, (p1, p2tog) 3 times, p2, k5] 3 times; rep from * once more— 100 sts. Beg with a k rnd, work in garter st for 4 rnds. Bind off all sts knitwise. HANDLES (make 2) With straight needles, cast on 14 sts. Work row 4 of cable panel. Cont to rep rows 1–4 of cable panel 18 times. Bind off. FINISHING Whipstitch bottom seam closed. Fold handles lengthwise so that the two St st sections meet at the center back and sew back seam of handle. Sew on handles as shown.D
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