100grm Ribbon type yarn
100grm Double knitting type yarn
Size 4mm needles or size to obtain gauge
1 piece of cardboard 4inches wide x 10inches long for bottom of bag.
Gauge – Two yarns knit together
The base of the bag is double thickness with cardboard in between.
With 4mm needles and both yarns together cast on 24 stitches and work 10 rows Stockinette stitch ( rightside row knit, wrongside row purl).
Next cast on 10 sts at begining of next two rows -44sts
Work 8 rows garter stitch ( every row knit)
Next work 10 rows Stockinette stitch
Repeat these 18 rows three times then a further 8 rows garter stitch.
Work same as the front.
Cast on 30 sts and work in garter st for 24 inches.
In the same maner make a second strip 10 inches long.
Laythe 10 inche stripontopofthe 24 inch stripcenteringtheshorterstrip.Sewbothlongedgesleavingthenarrow edgesopen,thisformsapocketoneachsideandadoublebase. Insertcardboardbetweenthe2stripsbefore completingthesecondedgeandtackstripstogatbottomofpocketstoholdcardboardinplace.Sewonelong edgetothefrontandonelongedgetothebacksections.
Place one handle at the cast on edge of thr front of bag, Fold cast on edge over to secure handle and sew in place. Repeat for bag back. Line if desired.
The secret of the knitted bag is choosing the correct yarn then adding your own little twist. Have a go and let your creative juices flow!