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DROPS 98-55 by DROPS Design

DROPS Bag with cable pattern in Eskimo

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DROPS 98-55

Size: approx 35 x 35 cm / 13 3/4'' x 13 3/4"

Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
400g color no 40, brown-mix

DROPS circular needle size 5 mm / US 8, or the size needed to obtain 15 sts = width 10 cm / 4''

DROPS button no 536, 3 pcs


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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Cable pattern: see diagram M.1 The diagram is seen showing all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

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

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

Bag:
The bag is knitted in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 88 sts using needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Eskimo.
Work 8 rounds in garter sts (see above). On the last round inc 52 sts evenly = 140 sts. Work diagram M.1.
When piece measures 30 cm / 11 3/4'' continue in garter sts, at the same time dec 52 sts evenly on the first round = 88 sts.
On the 6th round in garter sts make 3 buttonholes (see explanation above) at one side of bag as follows:
K11, bind off 1 st for buttonhole, K10, bind off 1 st for buttonhole, K10, bind off 1 st for buttonhole, K the remaining sts on round.
Work another 2 rounds in garter sts and then bind off.

Strap:
Cast on 7 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Eskimo.
Work garter sts back and forth on needle until strap measures 90 cm / 35½''.
Bind 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. Note! Place the straps so that the buttonholes are on one side of the bag. Sew on buttons to match the buttonholes.

Diagram

K
P
put 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle

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