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
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
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).
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.