Bag it Up:
This cute little bag is one that you'll find tons of uses for, and that you can easily knit in many different sizes and types of yarn.
It's simply a Stockinette Stitch rectangle folded in half and stitched up the sides, but it looks really fancy and special thanks to the use of self-striping yarn.
The bag was designed to be a pencil case or to hold double-pointed needles and other knitting supplies, but you could use it to hold makeup, first aid supplies or any other necessities in a larger bag or when you're traveling.
Part of the fun is also choosing the fabric to line the inside to show your personality.
- one skein Plymouth Yarn Boku or about 95 yards of your favorite medium weight wool or wool blend yarn
- one pair size 7 US knitting needles
- a piece of fabric about 10 inches by 12 inches
- sewing machine (helpful, but can be done by hand)
- 10- or 12-inch zipper in color to blend with your yarn
- sewing needle and thread
20 stitches and 26 rows per 4 inches (5 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch) in Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not critical, but you may need more lining fabric or a longer zipper if your gauge is loose.
Finished bag is 10 inches wide and 6 inches tall.
- Cast on 50 stitches.
- Knit in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 12 inches.
- Bind off and weave in ends.
- Block if necessary to square sides.
- Using a sewing machine or stitching by hand, sew lining fabric to wrong side of knit fabric, folding a small seam allowance to the underside. You can also stitch a line down the middle where the bag will fold to help the lining stay in place.
- Fold knit piece in half and sew sides together.
- Attach zipper by hand.