Sunday, 4 November 2007
String bag pattern
This was knitted back and forth as I dont know where i would get circular or double pointed 15mm needles. You can adapt it if you do...
\\ Just Jute //
You will need
1 x 200g ball of jute twine (available at stationers or supermarkets etc)
1 pair size 15mm needles
(all knitted in garter stitch)
cast on 13 st
R 1 : increase in every stitch (26 st)
R2 : kn
R3: increase in every stitch (52 st)
R4 - R24 : kn back and forth
R25 : kn 10 st, cast off 6st's, kn 20 st, cast off 6 st's, kn 10 st
R26 : kn 10st, cast on 6st's, kn 20 st, cast on 6st's, kn 10st
R27 : cast off.
When finished tie up the edges and bottom with a line of jute twine.
This is an easy knit. The garter stitch means that when it's empty the bag will spring into a smaller size and stretch when it's full. If you make sure you tie up the edges and bottom well then the bag will hold a great deal of weight without any signs of strain.