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Squared Check Bag

The Squared Check Bag.

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The Squared Check knitting pattern is a really easy stitch pattern and it looks great on this knit bag worked with two strands of coordinating yarn held together for even more texture. The bag features a handle knit in the same pattern and gussets worked in Stockinette Stitch.

Finish the bag off with a fabric lining and a zipper or snap closure to make this one bag you'll use again and again.

Materials:

  • one skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease and about 200 yards of a coordinating medium-weight yarn of your choice (or use 200 yards of any two yarns you like)
  • one pair size 11 US (8 mm) knitting needles
  • tape measure, scissors and yarn needle
  • fabric for bag lining
  • zipper, snap or closure of your choice

Gauge:

12 stitches and 17 rows per 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch with two strands held together (3 stitches and 4.25 rows per inch). Gauge is not incredibly critical, but you want a somewhat firm fabric.

Size:

Finished bag is about 8 inches tall and 9 inches wide with 4-inch gussets. The knit handle is about 3 inches wide and 28 inches long.

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