Sunday, December 20, 2009

Knit and Cable Hand Bag

I came across this cable pattern in a Harmony Guide, and wanted to give it a try.




Knit and Cable Hand Bag
Knit flat, seamed up the sides with cabled flap. Hooks or snaps hold closed, with ornamental button.
5 ½ by 9 inches
Size 6 US needles
Cable needle
Yarn needle for seaming
105 yards worsted weight yarn ( pictured in Real Teal by Redheart )
Two snaps or hooks
1 button ( optional )
Exact gauge is not essential to this project
Stitches
C4f = slide 2 stitches onto cable needle hold on front side of work, knit 2 stitches then knit the 2 stitches on cable needle
C4b = slide 2 stitches onto cable needle hold on back side of work, knit 2 stitches then knit the 2 stitches on cable needle
K = knit
P = purl
T3b = slip one stitch onto cable needle hold in back, knit the next 2 stitches, purl the stitch off the cable needle, for a twist to the right.
T3f = slip two stitches onto cable needle hold in front, purl the next stitch, knit the 2 stitches off the cable needle, for a twist to the left.
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated
 
Cast on 36 stitches
1) purl
2) knit
3) p10, ( c4f, p2 )x 2, c4f, p10
4) k10, ( p4, k2 )x 2, p4, k10
5) p9, ( t3b, t3f )x 3, p9
6) k9, p2, ( k2, p4 )x 2, k2, p2, k9
7) p8, t3b, ( p2, c4b )x 2, p2, t3f, p8
8) k8, p2, k3, p4, k2, p4, k3, p2, k8
9) p7, t3b, p2, ( t3b, t3f )x 2, p2, t3f, p7
10) k7, p2, k3, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k3, p2, k7
11) p6, ( t3b, p2 )x 2, c4f, ( p2, t3f )x 2, p6
12) k6, ( p2, k3 )x 2, p4, ( k3, p2 )x 2, k6
13) p5, ( t3b, p2 )x 2, t3b, ( t3f, p2 )x 2, t3f, p5
14) k5, ( p2, k3 )x 2, p2, k2, ( p2, k3 )x 2, p2, k5
15) p5, ( k2, p3 )x 2, k2, p2, ( k2, p3 )x 2, k2, p5
16) k5, ( p2, k3 )x 2, p2, k2, ( p2, k3 )x 2, p2, k5
17) p5, ( t3f, p2 )x 2, t3f, ( t3b, p2 )x 2, t3b, p5
18) k6, ( p2, k3 )x 2, p4, ( k3, p2 )x 2, k6
19) p6, ( t3f, p2 )x 2, c4f, ( p2, t3b )x 2, p6
20) k7, p2, k3, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k3, p2, k7
21) p5, ( p2, t3f )x 2, t3b, t3f, ( t3b, p2 )x 2, p5
22) k8, p2, k3, p4, k2, p4, k3, p2, k8
23) p8, t3f, ( p2, c4b )x 2, p2, t3b, p8
24) k9, p2, ( k2, p4 )x 2, k2, p2, k9
25) p9, ( t3f, t3b )x 3, p9
26) k10, ( p4, k2 )x 2, p4, k10
27) purl
28) knit for 9 ½ inches, or until you can fold in thirds.
29) ( k2, p2 ) to end
30) ( p2, k2 ) to end
Bind off.
Fold in thirds seaming up the knit section sides, leaving the cable for the flap.
Weave in ends.
Add hooks or snaps to the corners of the flap and corresponding areas on the bag. Not pulling to tight as to disrupt stocking stitch roll of flap.
Button on center cable flap is ornamental and as such is
optional.
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