This little bag made of eyelash yarn and plain wool is one you'll want to carry around every day. Just looking at it brings a smile to the face, and everyone you see will want to pet it.
It's a great size for a small knitting project or your basic daily necessities. And the little handles make it easy to grab and go.
- about 110 yards each of a bulky eyelash yarn (I used Moda Dea Prima in 3012, black) and medium-weight, 100 percent wool yarn (I used Lion Wool in 153, ebony)
- one pair size 11 US needles
- yarn needle
Three stitches and four rows per inch in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical, but a relatively tight fabric is what you're going for.
Finished size is nine inches wide and nine inches tall, not counting the handles.
Note: piece is worked with a strand of each yarn held together.
- Cast on 27 stitches.
- Knit in stockinette stitch until piece is 9 inches long.
- On the next right side row, purl all stitches.
- Resume stockinette stitch for 2 more inches.
- Purl the next right side row.
- Knit in stockinette stitch 9 more inches.
- Bind off.
- Fold bottom of bag along right-side purl rows. Sew side seams, making a T-shaped gusset at the bottom of each side.
- Make two handles by casting on six stitches and knitting in stockinette stitch for six inches. Bind off, center handles on bag and sew to inside so that the knit side faces out.
- Weave in ends.
- You can make this project with longer handles or one shoulder strap if you like. Using the yarns suggested, there is enough left over to make whatever kind of handle you like.
- This bag may be lightly felted in the sink to make it a little firmer (and harder for your knitting needle points to escape). Because of the eyelash yarn, machine washing is not recommended.