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DROPS 98-54 by DROPS Design

DROPS Bag with cable pattern in Eskimo

DROPS 98-54

Size: approx 35 x 25 cm

Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
350g colour no 14, charcoal grey

DROPS circular needle size 5 mm, or the size needed to obtain 15 sts in stocking sts = width 10 cm

DROPS button no 536, 3 pcs

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Knitting Tension: width of 15 sts in stockinette = 10 cm [4’’]

Cable pattern: see diagram M.1 The diagram is seen from the right side.

Garter sts (on circular needle): knit 1 round, purl 1 round.
Garter sts (back and forth on needle): knit all rows.

Buttonhole: Cast off 1 st and cast on a new st on next row.

The bag is knitted round on circular needle. Cast on 88 sts using needle size 5mm with Eskimo. Knit 8 rounds in garter sts (see above). On the last round inc 132 sts evenly = 220 sts. Knit M.1. When piece measures 18 cm continue in garter sts, at the same time dec 145 sts evenly on the first round = 75 sts. On the 8th round in garter sts make 3 buttonholes (see explanation above) at one side of bag as follows: K9, cast off 1 st for buttonhole, K8, cast off 1 st for buttonhole, K8, cast off 1 st for buttonhole, knit the remaining sts on round. Knit another 4 rounds in garter sts and cast off.

Strap: Cast on 6 sts on circular needle size 5mm with Eskimo. Knit garter sts back and forth on needle until strap measures 50 cm. Cast off. Knit one more strap.

Assembly: Sew the bottom seam. Attach both straps to each side of the bag so that the strap is double. NB! Place the straps so that the buttonholes are on one side of the bag. Sew on buttons to match the buttonholes.

Diagram

knit
purl
put 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle

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