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)

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

Bottom:
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)

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

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until body measures 8"

Cuff:
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! :)

11 comments:

  1. How can I adapt this to round needles? It would be easier..

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  2. Nice, I like making shopping bags. Check out magic loop knitting on youtube, lots of how-tos there.

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  3. I would like to knit this, but can't figure out how to print it. Any suggestions?

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    1. iF YOU HI-LITE THE PATTERN AND COPY IT, THEN PAST IT INTO A WORK DOCUMENT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PRINT IT EASILY

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  4. On my computer, I right click and go to the print preview. That way, I can see which pages I need to print so I can print the pattern, but not all the comments. I printed the pattern and it was only on two pages. It works that way for most patterns. Great pattern!

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  5. thank you all for the pattern love!! xo

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  6. Could you kindly give some more information of the type of yarn to use, please. I do not reside in the States and find it easier to understand yarn when given no of stitches to the inch and row. Terms like double knit and chunky mean different things over here. Thank you.
    A Nonn

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    1. It sounds like it's a cotton yarn that is what I would consider a worsted weight or possibly a DK weight yarn.

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  7. I am misunderstanding the following: Repeat rounds 5-6 (bottom) until 15 stitches on each needle (45 stitches) - shouldn't I know have 60 stitches as I should be using 4 needles ?

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  8. thank you for pointing out that error, it has since been fixed.

    happy knitting!! xo

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  9. You can knit this on circular needles by using markers to designate each DP needle. Use a contrasting color marker for your round marker.

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