Jersey Be Good or Hoooked Zpaghetti. Tek Tek T shirt yarn Super chunky weight 100% cotton 820g/136m (148yds) Hand wash £8.50 per 136m (148yds) firesideyarn.co.uk 10 sts and 16 rows to 10cm or 4in square measured over stocking stitch using 10mm needles.
Using 10mm needles cast on 22 sts using the thumb method (turn to page 91 for a photo step by step). Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): Purl. These two rows form stocking stitch. Repeat these two rows 9 more times. Row 21 (RS): Knit. Row 22 (WS): Knit. This will make a ridge to make it easier to fold the base of the bag Row 23 (RS):
Knit Row 24 (WS): Purl. Repeat these two rows 9 more times. Cast off purlwise using the simple cast off, (see p92).
MAKING UP 1. Using a steam iron on a medium setting gently press the bag on the reverse of the fabric.
2. With the wrong side of the finished piece facing up, pin the lining fabric to the bag, folding under a 2cm seam all the way around as you do.
3. Hand sew the lining fabric to the bag, removing the pins as you go. Due to the stretchy nature of the yarn, you may find that you need to slightly adjust how much lining fabric is folded under as go, to keep it flat.
4. Open up the zip and pin one side of it to the top long edge of the lining fabric.
5. Hand sew it to the lining, using backstitch to make it nice and secure. Repeat for the second side.