Chiswick

Smart tex­tured hand­bag

The Knitter - - Contents - HE­LEN ARDLEY

BAG FRONT

Us­ing 4mm nee­dles, cast on 63 sts. Work 4 rows in garter st. Row 1: Purl. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: P13, *(K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) into next st (mak­ing 5 sts from one), P17; rep from * to last rep, end­ing with P13. Row 4: K13, *P5, K17; rep from * to last rep, end­ing with K13. Row 5: P13, *K1, Sl 2, K1, p2sso, K1, P17; rep from * to last rep, end­ing with P13. Row 6: K13, *Sl 2, P1, p2sso, K17; rep from * to last rep, end­ing with K13. Row 7: P10, *(K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) into next st, P2, K1, P2, (K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) into next st, P11; rep from * to last rep, end­ing with P10. Row 8: K10, *P5, K2, Sl 1, K2, P5, K11; rep from * to last rep, end­ing with K10. Row 9: P10, *K1, Sl 2, K1, p2sso, K1, (P2, K1) twice, Sl 2, K1, p2sso, K1, P11; rep from * to last rep, end­ing with P10. Row 10: K10, *Sl 2, P1, p2sso, K2, Sl 1, K2, Sl 2, P1, p2sso, K11; rep from * to last rep, end­ing with K10 . Row 11: P7, *(K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) into next st, (P2, K1) 3 times, P2, (K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) into next st, P5; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2. Row 12: K7, *P5, (K2, Sl 1) 3 times, K2, P5, K5; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. Row 13: P7, *K1, Sl 2, K1, p2sso, K1, (P2, K1) 4 times, Sl 2, K1, p2sso, K1, P5; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2. Row 14: K7, *Sl 2, P1, p2sso, (K2, Sl 1) 3 times, K2, Sl 2, P1, p2sso, K5; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. Row 15: P2, *P2, (K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) into next st, (P2, K1) 5 times; rep from * to last 7 sts, P2, (K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) into next st, P4. Row 16: K2, *K2, P5, (K2, Sl 1) 5 times; rep from * to last 11 sts, K2, P5, K4. Row 17: P4, *K1, Sl 2, K1, p2sso, (K1, P2) 6 times; rep from * to last 9 sts, K1, Sl 2, K1, p2sso, K1, P4. Row 18: K2, *K2, Sl 2, P1, p2sso, (K2, Sl 1) 5 times; rep from * to last 9 sts, K2, Sl 2, P1, p2sso, K4. Row 19: P4, *K1, P2; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2. Row 20: K4, *Sl 1, K2; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. Row 21: P4, K1, P2, *(Tw2F, P1) twice, K1, (P1, Tw2B) twice, P2, K1, P2; rep from * to last 2 sts. P2. Row 22: K4, *Sl 1, K3, Sl 1, K2, (Sl 1, K1) twice, Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K3; rep from * to last 5 sts, Sl 1, K4 . Row 23: P4, *K1, P3, Tw2F, P1, Tw2F, K1, Tw2B, P1, Tw2B, P3; rep from * to last 5 sts, K1, P4. Row 24: K4, *Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K2, Sl 3, K2, Sl 1, K4; rep from * to last 5 sts, Sl 1, K4. Row 25: P4, *K1, P4, Tw2F, P2, K1, P2, Tw2B, P4; rep from * to last 5 sts, K1, P4. Row 26: K4, *Sl 1, K5, (Sl 1, K2) twice, Sl 1, K5; rep from * to last 5 sts, Sl 1, K4. Row 27: P4, *K1, P5, Tw2F, P1, K1, P1, Tw2B, P5; rep from * to last 5 sts, K1, P4. Row 28: K4, *Sl 1, K6, (Sl 1, K1) twice, Sl 1, K6; rep from * to last 5 sts, Sl 1, K4. Row 29: P4, *K1, P6, Tw2F, K1, Tw2B, P6; rep from * to last 5 sts, K1, P4. Row 30: K4, *Sl 1, K7, Sl 3, K7; rep from * to last 5 sts, Sl 1, K4. Row 31: P4, *K1, P8; rep from * to last 5 sts, K1, P4. Row 32: K4, *Sl 1, K8; rep from * to last 5 sts, Sl 1, K4. Rep rows 31 and 32 un­til work meas 24cm. Change to 3.25mm nee­dles. Work in garter st, de­creas­ing 8 sts evenly over row un­til work meas 30cm. Cast off.

BACK

Work the same as Front.

SIDES

Us­ing 4mm nee­dles, cast on 27 sts. Work 4 rows in garter st. Work in pat­tern for Front, but work­ing 1 rep of pat­tern across.

BASE

Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles, cast on 30 sts. Start­ing with a knit row, work in st st for 32cm. Cast off.

MAK­ING UP

Us­ing mat­tress stitch, sew sides to front and back, sew base into po­si­tion at bot­tom of bag. Cut out lin­ing fab­ric and stiff­en­ing fab­ric to fit in­side bag, and sew into shape of bag. Place them both in­side bag and hand sew into po­si­tion. Turn over the garter stitch bor­der at the top and sew down. Sew a press fas­tener to each side of bag at top. Sew han­dles into po­si­tion.

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