Thursday, July 20, 2006

Knit wrist bag with sock yarn

Here's a little bag I was inspired to make. The inspiration came from Judith at Knitting Pattern Depot. Thanks Judith!

I loved the idea but wanted to use sock yarn for the bag. I've got a lot of sock yarn! This yarn is Lion Brand Magic Stripes in Jelly Bean. It took one day to decide what I wanted to do and two days to knit it...not straight knitting!

The pattern is from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks, Warm Feet. It is the Mermaid sock with the wavy cuff (84 st. - second largest size on Addi turbo #1's). I added a hole in the last round of the cuff and first round of the fishtail pattern stitch**. I worked the pattern for 5 1/4 inches and then did the spiral toe decrease. The i-cord handle is 4 stitches wide.

I can put the sock in here too! Although the needles do poke through.

This would also make a really cute slip cover for a vase!

**Instructions for hole: On 3rd repeat of Rd 4: P6, P2tog (3x), P rest of round.
Next round: K2, yo, K2, K2tog, M2, yo, M1, K1, K2tog, *K2, yo, K2, K2tog* Repeat between asterisks for rest of round.