Premier Yarns Home Cotton Market Day Tote to Knit

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by Premier Yarns Design Team

Premier Yarns Home Cotton Market Day Tote to Knit

Knit totes for carry groceries, crafting supplies or even yarn!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 13 sts and 21 rounds (4 inch) in Wandering Lace patt on larger needles to knit a bag that measures approximately 16 inch wide x 15 inch long and straps that are 18-1/2 inch. Save time, check your gauge. If the hooks and needles listed under supplies do not work, use the size(s) that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Abbreviations and Stitches: Seed st (multiples of 2 sts + 1) = Row 1: * K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Rep Row 1 for patt. K1, P1 Ribbing (multiples of 2 sts) = Rnd 1: * K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rep Rnd 1 for patt. k1b = knit st through the back loop Wandering Lace (multiple of 4 sts) = Rnd 1: * K4, (yo) 2x; rep from * to end. Rnd 2: * (K2tog) 2x, k1 into 1st yo, then k1b through 2nd yo; rep from * to end. Rnd 3: * K2, (yo) 2x, k2; rep from * to end. Rnd 4: * K2tog, k1 into 1st yo, k1b through 2nd yo, k2tog; rep from *to end. Rep Rnds 1 – 4 for patt.
  • 2
    Bottom of Bag: Using smaller needles, cast on 37 sts. Beg Seed st patt, work in patt until work meas 3-1/4 inch from cast on edge.
  • 3
    Body of Bag: Pick up and knit 15 sts along left side of rectangle, 37 sts along cast-on edge, and 15 sts along right side of rectangle; join for working in the rnd and place marker for beg of rnd - 104 sts. Change to larger needles, beg Wandering Lace patt on Rnd 1, work in patt to end. Cont to work in Wandering Lace patt until work meas 11 inch from base of bag.
  • 4
    Top of Bag: Change to smaller needles, beg K1, P1 Ribbing. Cont to work in patt for 2 inch. Bind off all sts in patt.
  • 5
    Finishing: Handles: With smaller needles, RS facing and beg 2 inch in from either side, pick up and knit 7 sts along top edge of bag. Row 1 (WS): Sl 1 p-wise wyif, (k1, p1) 2x, k1, sl 1 p-wise wyif, turn work. Row 2 (RS): K2, p1, k1, p1, k2. Rep Rows 1 & 2 until strap meas 18-1/2 inch Bind off all sts. Sew strap to same position on opposite side of bag. Make another strap on the other side of bag, as above. Weave in all ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Premier Yarns Cotton Cotton Candy 104797761
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Circular Knitting Needles 24 inch (61 cm) No. 8 (5.0 mm) 104236584
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Circular Knitting Needles 29 inch No. 7 (4.5 mm) 104236590
  • Clover Jumbo Locking Stitch Markers 12 pc. 104239629
  • Tapestry Needle
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