Enchanted Kit Bag © Ann Kingstone

Supplies
5 skeins of New Lanark Mills DK wool in blueberry, or 250g of any DK weight wool
1 skein of Texere Glitter yarn in silver, or 100g of any silver metallic fingering weight yarn
US5 32" (3.75 mm 81.28 cm) circular needle
US5 (3.75 mm) DPNs
US5 (3.75 mm) straight needles
Waste yarn
Darning needle
2 stitch markers
Fabric to line the bag
Scissors

Gauge
21 stitches and 29 rounds per 4" (10.16 cm)

Final Measurements
Post felting the main square of the bag measures 14" (35.56 cm).

Charts
Chart 1
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Chart 1


Chart 2

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Chart 2


Embroidery Motifs

Embroidery Motif 1
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Embroidery motif 1

Embroidery Motif 2
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Embroidery motif 2


Instructions

Charted bag
Using a provisional cast-on, the circular needle, the blue wool (MC) and waste yarn CO 200 sts.

Leave
at least 1 yard of yarn as a tail joining the bottom seam, winding it
onto a bobbin to keep it tidy during the knitting, if preferred.

Join
for knitting in the round, making sure not to twist your sts, and knit
15 rounds in stockinette stitch, placing a stitch marker at the
beginning of the round and after 100 sts to mark the edges of the bag.

Work
Chart 1 for one side of the bag, and Chart 2 for the other, using the
silver yarn (CC) with two strands held together for the lettering.

Author's
Note: The lettering on the bag is knitted using stranded technique.
Because of the very slippery character of the metallic yarn the bag
shown was knitted with floats of only 3 stitches.

Some of
the rounds between lines of text have no stitches worked in CC. For
these rounds, and the last 15 rounds of the main bag section, do not
carry the metallic yarn behind MC.

Do not bind off.

Join
the front and back bottom edges of the bag together with kitchener
stitch, placing the provisional stitches onto the straight needles to
do so.


Edging

Cast on 4 sts using DPNs and 2 strands of CC together.

Work
an I-cord as usual, except that the 4th stitch of each row is slipped
knit-wise and one stitch from the top of the bag is also slipped
knit-wise onto the needle, then both stitches are knitted together as
when working a SSK decrease.

Knit and apply the I-cord in this manner all around the top of the bag, then break off the yarn leaving a 12" (30.48 cm) tail.

Use this tail to sew the last row of I-cord stitches to the base of the cast-on stitches in as neat a manner as possible.


Strap

Pick
up 24 sts from the top of the I-cord edging at one side edge, taking 12
sts from each side of the bag adjacent to the edge.

Knit these stitches back and forth in K1, P1 ribbing until the strap measures 50" (1.27 M).

Evenly pick up 24 stitches from the top of the I-cord at the other side edge as before.

Graft the strap sts to these picked up stitches using kitchener stitch.

Weave in all ends.


Felting & embroidery

Felt the bag using your method of preference. The bag shown was felted in a front-loading washing machine on the hottest cycle.

The embroidery motifs are applied freehand in chain stitch, except for the parcel string which is worked in long stitch.

The
motif outlines are provided for general reference. Do not aim to copy
them exactly, instead aiming for a result which approximates the
pictures to your satisfaction.


Finishing

Trim away any pulls and unwanted fibers from the bag with scissors.

Block the bag lightly, if desired.

Line the bag with the material of your choice.


Final Product

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Credit

Ann Kingstone's tutorial was taken with permission from Ravelry. Also be sure to check out Anna's patterns for sale at her Etsy store, which include Hufflepuff Pride Socks, Durmstrang Socks, Luna's Moonlight Socks, Gryffindor Pride Socks, and Ravenclaw Pride Socks.


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