Saturday, March 31, 2007

Neutral Tote

So I finished this almost 2 months ago but am just getting around to posting the FO pics and pattern. Here is what it looked like as a WIP:



And here is the FO.
Front:



and Back:



I am SO proud of this piece. I like that I wasn't intimidated by the casting on/off for the handles, and I like even more that I didn't fuck it up! I also love that the front and back colors patterns are different, and I've decided not to felt it b/c I think the stitches look so pretty. I really enjoyed knitting with the Patons Classic Wool and bamboo needles. Ok, here is the pattern:

Neutral Tote
February/March 2007

Materials:

Size 8 Bamboo Straight Needles
1 skein each of 3 colors of yarn.
Color A: Patons Classic Merino Wool in Winter White
Color B: light brown heathered wool (gifted from Zette's stash)
Color C: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, sport weight in Black

No gauge.

Pattern (entire pattern is knit in Stockinette stitch):

FRONT
With Color A: CO 64 sts
Continue for 14 rows

For handle (still with Color A):
K20, COff 24, K20
P20, CO 24, P20

Continue for 8 more rows with Color A.

Switch to Color B: 14 rows
Switch to Color C: 8 rows
Switch to Color B: 8 rows
Switch to Color A: 34 rows

BACK
With Color C: 60 rows
Switch to Color B: 14 rows
Switch to Color A: 8 rows

For handle (still with Color A):
K20, COff 24, K20
P20, CO 24, P20

Continue for 14 rows.
Bind off.

1 comment:

Veggies.... said...

This is sooooo pretty! Thanks for sharing patterns too, love that.