You need this for the handbag:
- 400 g light brown wool, length approx. 48 m / 50 g
- Circular needle, No. 7-8, L 80 cm
- 2 auxiliary needles
- darning needle
- 1 pair of braided bag handles, made of brown leather
And that's how easy it is:
Cast on 144 stitches to knit, mark the lap transition with a contrast thread, and continue to work the cable pattern in rounds. At approx. 30 cm, reduce the left stitches as follows: Knit the 3rd right stitch with the 1st left stitch on the right, knit the 3rd left stitch with the 1st stitch on the right (= 96 stitches).
Knit 3 rounds in the described border pattern. In the 4th round, work the lace pattern for the drawstring, then continue in the waistband pattern until a waistband pattern height of 6 cm is reached. Then bind off the stitches as they appear.
Sew all threads. Sew the lower edge of the bag in stitch stitch and fasten the pocket handles. Make a cord from the remaining wool (about 1.2 m) and thread through the row of holes. Close the bag with a bow.
Mesh sample: 16 stitches and 16 rounds = 10 x 10 cm.
For the cable pattern, the mesh size must be divisible by 12. It is knitted in rounds. A pattern repeat comprises 16 rounds; the 1st -16. Repeat round.
Description Sample Report:
Continue in row 1-4, progressively knit 3 right 3 left.
In row 5, put the first 3 stitches on a needle in front of the work, put 3 stitches on a second needle behind the work, knit 3 stitches on the right, then knit the stitches of the second needle on the left and finally knit the stitches of the first needle on the right. Knit 3 stitches on the left * and repeat the pattern from * to * until the round is over.
Knit in row 6-12 consecutively 3 right 3 left.
Work in row 13 first 3 right and 3 left, then put the next * 3 stitches on a needle behind the work, put 3 stitches on a second needle behind the work, knit 3 stitches on the right, then knit the stitches of the second needle on the left and Finally knit the stitches of the first needle on the right *. Repeat the pattern from * to * until the round is over.
Knit sequentially in rows 14-16, 3 right 3, left.
In row 17 start again with the 1st row of the described pattern repeat, etc.
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