Collecting Bag by Kate Scalzo

Collecting Bag

August 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23.5 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
820 yards (750 m)
17.75” wide and 13″ tall
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This pattern is available in print for $24.99.

From its earliest days, Girl Scouting promoted nature study, which required a bag for biological specimens. This knitted tote, decorated with a honeybee, can hold gear for camping, hiking, and collecting.

DESIGNER Kate Scalzo

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 17.75” wide and 13″ tall.

YARN Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian highland wool; 164 yd
 / 1.75 oz): #9448 olive heather (dark green; MC), 3 skeins; #2452 turtle (light green; CC), 2 skeins.

NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24″ circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Waste yarn for provisional CO; spare circular needle in same size as or smaller than working needle; tapestry needle; two 1″ wide x 36″ long pieces of webbing for straps; 3/4 yd fabric for lining; sewing needle and thread to match.

GAUGE 23.5 sts and 33 rows = 4″ in St st; 44 sts = 8″ wide in charted patt.

NOTES This bag is worked back and forth in
separate pieces and seamed.