DROPS / 128 / 5

Fruit Market by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bag in garter st with hexagons in "Muskat Soft".

DROPS design: Pattern no R-581
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Measurements:
Width: approx. 31 cm
Height: approx. 36 cm

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT SOFT from Garnstudio
250 g colour no 06, blue purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES 2 x 5 AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 23 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: bags, circle, square,

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

GARTER ST (in the round): *K 1 round and P 1 round*, repeat from *-*

WHOLE HEXAGON (worked in the round on double pointed needles):
Cast on 6 sts evenly on 3 double pointed needles size 3 mm (= 2 sts each needle).
ROUND 1: P all sts.
ROUND 2: K all sts.
ROUND 3: Work * P1, 1 YO *, repeat from * - * = 12 sts.
ROUND 4: K all sts, K the YOs twisted (i.e. knit in the back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes).
ROUND 5: P all sts.
ROUND 6: K all sts.
Now continue to work on 7 double pointed needles. Distribute sts evenly on 6 double pointed needles so that there a 2 sts on every needle.
ROUND 7: Work * P1, 1 YO, P1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 24 sts (= 4 sts on every needle).
ROUND 8: As 4th round.
ROUND 9: P all sts.
ROUND 10: K all sts.
ROUND 11: Work * P1, 1 YO, P3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 36 sts.
ROUND 12: As 4th round.
ROUND 13: P all sts.
ROUND 14: K all sts.
ROUND 15: Work * P1, 1 YO, P5, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 48 sts.
ROUND 16: As 4th round.
ROUND 17: P all sts.
ROUND 18: K all sts.
ROUND 19: Work * P1, 1 YO, P7, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 60 sts.
ROUND 20: As 4th round.
ROUND 21: Work * P1, 1 YO, P9, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 72 sts.
ROUND 22: Cast off with K over all sts.
Turn the hexagon so that the cast on thread is on the back.

HALF A HEXAGON (worked back and forth on double pointed needles):
Cast on 4 sts evenly on 2 double pointed needles size 3 mm (= 2 sts each needle).
ROW 1 and 2: K all sts.
ROW 3: Work * K1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 7 sts.
ROW 4: K all sts, K the YOs twisted (i.e. knit in the back loop of sts instead of front to avoid holes).
ROW 5 and 6: K all sts.
Now continue to work on 4 double pointed needles. Distribute sts on 3 double pointed needles so that there are 2 sts on 1st needle, 2 sts on 2nd needle and 3 sts on 3rd needle.
ROW 7: Work * K1, 1 YO, K1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 13 sts.
ROW 8: As 4th row.
ROW 9 and 10: K all sts.
ROW 11: Work * K1, 1 YO, K3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 19 sts.
ROW 12: As 4th row.
ROW 13 and 14: K all sts.
ROW 15: Work * K1, 1 YO, K5, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 25 sts.
ROW 16: As 4th row.
ROW 17 and 18: K all sts.
ROW 19: Work * K1, 1 YO, K7, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 31 sts.
ROW 20: As 4th row.
ROW 21: Work * K1, 1 YO, K9, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 37 sts.
ROW 22: Cast off all sts.
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Work every hexagon separately and sew tog when finished.

BAG:
Work 22 WHOLE HEXAGONS and 4 HALF HEXAGONS - see explanation above.
Sew the squares tog edge to edge as shown in Fig. 1. Sew the side and the bottom.

HANDLE:
Knit up 144 sts from RS around the edge at the top of bag on circular needle size 3 mm (beg mid front of bag). Work 6 rounds in garter st - see explanation above - in the round.
Slip last half of sts on a stitch holder = 72 sts on the needle.
Work in garter st - see explanation above - back and forth over sts on needle. AT THE SAME TIME on every row from RS, dec 1 st each side by knitting the first 2 sts tog and the last 2 sts tog. Continue like this until 12 sts remain on the needle. Measure the handle from here! Continue working back and forth over these 12 sts for approx. 20 cm. Cast off.
Work the same way over the sts on the stitch holder. Sew the handles tog at mid top.

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