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Crooked Path Knitting Bag

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Crooked Path Tote

1 4 oz skein Black worsted weight yarn

Size 6 to 8 needles ( gauge of 4to 4.5 sts per inch)

1 4 oz skein varigated yarn

Cast on 1 stitch with black

Row 1. Knit 1 row

Row 2: With varigated Inc 1 (knit in front and back of stitch) and knit to end of row

Row 3: with varigated Inc 1, knit to end of row

Row 4: with Black Inc 1 (knit in front and back of stitch) and knit to end of row

Row 5: with black Inc 1, knit to end of row

Repeat rows 2 -5 until piece measures 14" along sides.

Now begin Decreases and still alternating colors :

All Rows:  K1, K2 tog, K across row.  Repeat alternating colors every two rows until 1 stitch remains. Fasten off and make a matching square

Strap: Cast on 10 to 12 sts (2.5 to 3") in Black and knit 2 rows, Knit 2 rows in varigated. Repeat until strap goes the entire way around the bag plus 24". Bind off. Sew strap together and then sew around the sides and bottom of the bag. Line bag and handle if desired, sewing on by hand or machine.

Copyright : August 2006  Gail Bable