Star Bag by Ann Budd

Star Bag

August 2006
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
195 yards (178 m)
14" wide and 13" tall, not including handle
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This bag is one of the 6 included in pattern, “Give Me a Handbag!”

This project is shown on page 98 of Interweave Knits, Fall 2006. The pattern is NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions on the website .

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2006: “I have lots of knitting bags, but never enough. This starlike bag is ideal for smallish projects such as baby sweaters, socks, or scarves. The gusset that runs around the sides and bottom is worked first, then stitches are picked up along the edges. The front and back are worked in toward the center, shaped with decreases, and finished with a three-needle bind-off. I added a bamboo purse handle, but the bag would work just as well with an I-cord handle. To firm up with bag, I handwashed it vigorously in hot soapy water.”

Yarn: Mountain Colors Moguls (96% wool, 4% nylon; 65 yd 59 m/100 g): Indian corn (red multi), wilderness (green multi), and elderberry (purple multi), 1 skein each.