Thursday, April 4, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern: Wild Strawberries, a resuable produce bag. :)

just logged in for the first time since February 6th apparently, WOW!!!  that was nearly 2 months ago, to the day...

that is the thing about blogs, isn't it??  it is so hard to keep up on the posting when you are so busy doing the living, right??

@ any rate, working towards the Baker's Dozen, here is Household Item #4...a reusable & (bonus!) washable produce bag.

I can fit 8+ good sized oranges in it, as the pattern is *very* stretchy.  name it wild strawberry because that is what it looked like sitting there on the table, loaded with its bounty...

bonus #2, the bag takes less than 3 hours from cast on to weave in ends!

Materials Needed:
*size US #8 (5mm) double pointed needles, set of 5
*size US #10 (6mm) double pointed needles, set of 5
*1 skein of lily sugar'n cream (or similar yarn, roughly 120 yds)

k1, knit 1
yo, yarn over
k2tog, knit two together

using smaller needles, CO 8 sts.
divide sts evenly onto 4 needles (2 sts/needle)

Rnd 1: k1, yo, k1, repeat each needle (12 sts)
Rnd 2: knit around plain
Rnd 3: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, repeat each needle (20 sts)
Rnd 4: knit around plain
Rnd 5: k1, yo, knit across until 1 st remains on needle, yo, k1, repeat each needle (28 sts)
Rnd 6: knit around plain

Repeat rounds 5 & 6 until you have 15 sts on each needles (60 sts total)

switch to larger needles
Rnd 1: (k2tog, yo) repeat around
Rnd 2: knit around plain

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until body measures 8"

Rnd 1: purl
Rnd 2: knit

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 once more

Rnd 5: k5, yo, repeat around
Rnd 6: purl

Rnd 7: knit
Rnd 8: purl

Repeat round 7 & 8 once more, then BO loosely, weave in ends.

Make a 2 st I-cord @ least 20 or so inches long, weave in end s& thread though the "holes" made by yo in cuff.

tie ends of I-cord together & enjoy!! 

these bags are super cute & functional...knit a few & enjoy the feeling of helping our Mother! :)