TOTES AMAZ­ING

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Stash your projects in this sturdy lit­tle sack. Chunky Hi Viz yarn gives this tote a solid look, while Navy and Cream Stripe knits up into fetch­ing flecks. Yarn Tek Tek T shirt yarn, 1 x large 136m (148yds) cone each Navy Cream Stripe and Hi Viz colour­way This amount is enough to make the Totes Amaz­ing Bag and the Cluck Clutch (see page 28). Due to the na­ture of re­cy­cled t-shirt yarns, avail­able colours change reg­u­larly and yarn length may vary slightly be­tween cones. If you can’t find the colour you want from Tek Tek give Wool And The Gang Jer­sey Be Good or Hoooked Zpagetti a try. Nee­dles & ac­ces­sories 1 pair of 10mm (UK 000, US straight knit­ting nee­dles Ta­pes­try nee­dle Tek Tek T shirt yarn Su­per chunky weight 100% cot­ton 820g/136m (148yds) Hand wash £8.50 per 136m cone fireside­yarn.co.uk

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in 10 sts and 16 rows to 10cm or 4in square over st st us­ing 10mm nee­dles. 31cm wide x 34cm tall (af­ter sewing up). Us­ing 10mm nee­dles and Hi Viz, cast on 34 stitches us­ing the thumb method (see p91). Knit 10 rows. Row 11 (RS): Knit 12 sts, cast 10 sts and knit 12 sts to end. Row 12 (WS): Knit 12 sts, cast on 10 sts us­ing the back­wards loop method (see p91), making sure to pull cast on stitches quite taut, knit 12 sts. Knit 10 more rows. Change to Navy Cream Stripe. Row 23 (RS): Knit Row 24 (WS): Purl Th­ese last two rows form stock­ing stitch, Re­peat last 2 rows 16 times more. You should have 34 rows of stock­ing stitch. Row 57 (RS): Purl. This will make a ridge on the right side to make it eas­ier to fold the base of the bag. Row 58 (WS): Purl Row 59 (RS): Knit Re­peat the last 2 rows

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more. Row 92 (WS): Purl Change to Hi Viz. Knit 10 rows. Row 103 (RS): Knit 12 sts, cast off cen­tral 10 sts, knit 12 sts to end. Row 104 (WS): Knit 12 sts, cast on 10 sts us­ing the back­wards loop method, knit 12 sts. Knit 9 more rows. Row 114 (WS): Cast off knit­wise the sim­ple cast off (see p92).

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MAKING UP Us­ing a steam iron on a medium set­ting gen­tly press the bag on the wrong side of the stock­ing stitch sec­tion only. Us­ing match­ing yarn for each sec­tion, sew up the sides of the bag, right sides to­gether, us­ing back stitch. Weave in all ends, and clip them, leav­ing a 5cm (2in) tail on the in­side of the bag for each tail to avoid it work­ing its way loose.

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