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Knitted Bag Tutorial
Janet M. Davies
While sitting at rehearses for"Pet"I finished knitting a pair of gloves and had another hour to kill
with needles and wool in hand. I knew I wanted to make something small.
Knitting jerseys are to large to keep my attention. So I thought about a
Knitted bags have a habit of stretching their
bottoms once something is placed in side them So I knew the bag would
have to be lined. I made the lining slightly shorter than the length of
the knitted bag itself so the knitted bottom had no chance of being
The bag above is big enough to fit an android cell
phone, debit cards and a small bunch of keys. Great for that trip when
you want 'small' or heading off to an event and you want to keep
your belonging with you all the time. The bag measures15 x 12 cm ( 6 x 4
When making your own bag it will depend on the wool
you use and size of needles how many stitches you cast on. So below is a
quick guide to get you going. To give you a guide: cast of 10 stitches
and knit 5 rows and measure how wide the 10 stitches measure. Then multiply
that by how wide you want your bag.
used 8py wool and 6mm needles.
- Knit 1 piece for front and repeat for back.
- I knitted the length of the bag so it was 1.5 cm (3/4 inch) longer
than the cell phone.
1.Cast on 20 stitches
2. For rib, knit 2, Purl 2 and repeat for 5 rows.
3. Knit 5, Purl 5. Repeat across row.
4. Repeat above row until you have 5 rows.
5. Purl 5, knit 5. Repeat across row.
6. Repeat above row until you have 5 rows.
7. Knit pattern until you have 20 rows (not rib included).
8. Finish with rib, knit 2, Purl 2 and repeat for 5 rows.
9. Cast off
2. For the top edges of the
bag use the firmest end of the rib. On the right sides of the
knitting, now Blanket stitch the sides
and the bottom together
3. -Use a
non-stretch fabric for the bag lining. I used a quilting cotton
-Cut the fabric on the each bag side 1cm (1/4
inch) wider than the knitted bag.
- Cut the length of the lining 3cm ( 1 1/4 inches) longer than the
knitted bag length,
- Sew the sides and bottom of the bag together with 1cm (1/4 inch)
- Fold back the top of the bag so the lining is 1cm (1/4 inch)
SHORTER than the length of your knitted bag.
the lining inside the bag and baste in place so the knitted edge and
fabric edge match.
5. Blanket stitch the lining and
the outside together.
I used wool to blanket stitch with.
7. View of Blanket stitch completed.
For the shoulder strap I crochet a row of chains with wool. I added
a length of Pearl Cotton 8 with the wool so there would be less
stretch in the strap. I measured from my hip, over my shoulder down
to hip again for strap length.
7. If you don't crochet you
could buy some cord and attached to each side of the bag.
not knit some matching gloves to go with your bag.
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detailed than what is given here in this tutorial above.
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