Musical Stripes by Sandy Cushman

Musical Stripes

Knitting
November 2001
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles with yarn doubled
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
882 - 980 yards (807 - 896 m)
Small (large) bag: About 20 (36)" (51 (91.5) cm) around and 11 (12½)" (28 (31.5) cm) tall
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

Interweave SKU: EP1821

Pattern Description:
Stripe connoisseur Sandy Cushman combined five dusky hues of soft chenille to create these casual bags, sized just right for carrying a few essentials or an entire knitting project. The knitting begins with a garter stitch square at the base; then stitches are picked up around the sides and base of the square and the bag is worked in the round to the top, where it is finished with I-cord.

Finished Size: Small (large) bag: About 20 (36)“ (51 (91.5) cm) around and 11 (12½)” (28 (31.5) cm) tall.

Yarn: Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille (100% mercerized cotton; 98 yd [89 m]/50 g): #4065 teal and #9253 violet, 2 (2) skeins each; #8465 gray and #9024 mauve, 2 (1) skein(s) each; #3387 dark blue, 1 (2) skein(s); #6320 chartreuse, 1 (1) skein.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 12 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles with yarn doubled.

Needles:

  • Small bag - Size 11 (8 mm): Set of 4 double-pointed (dpn) and 16” (40-cm) circular (cir), optional; Size 4 (3.5 mm): Set of 4 dpn.
  • Large bag - Size 11 (8 mm): Set of 4 dpn, 16” and 24” (40- and 60-cm) cir.
  • Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders, tapestry needle. One 1¼“ (3.2-cm) button and cardboard circle 4½” (11.5 cm) in diameter for small bag; 1 yd (1 m) lining fabric and cardboard circle 10” (25.5 cm) in diameter for large bag.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2001/2002