Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday Market Bag Complete

It rained all weekend so pretty much all I did was knit the Saturday Market Bag and hang out on Ravelry.

I made several modifications to the bag. I knitted it in the round, I made 2 handles, and I added an inside pocket.

Here is a summary of what I did:

I started at the top, cast on 81 stitches and knitted in the round instead of casting on 47 each for two sides. I'm also used a size 11 needle instead of 15.

To knit in the round I used the following modified stitch pattern:

Round 1 – (RS) – k1 yo, sl 1, k1, yo, psso the knit st and the following yo; repeat from

Round 2 – p1 drop the yo from the proceeding row, P2 ; repeat from

Round 3 – K2, yo, sl 1, k1, yo, psso the knit st and the following yo; repeat from, k1.

Round 4 – *P2, drop the yo from the proceeding row,; repeat from *, P3

See this blog entry for handle alterations to pattern:

I used size 11 for main body of bag, size 8 for garter stitch at top of bag, and size 6 for handles.

I decreased to 64 stitches on the 5th garter stitch row. I had a total of 8 garter stitch rows. And each handle was 60 rows of garter stitch.

Handles were 6 stitches each. There was 16 stitches between each handle. There was 4 stitches between each pair of handles.

Pattern: Saturday Market Bag by Jodie Danenberg
Yarn: Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
Needles: Size 11 circular, size 8 circular, and size 6

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