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Ahem. Two strands worsted acrylic, one strand so-hard-to-knit-with-I-could-cry eyelash yarn. She loved it. <3
This is a basic, very easy buttonhole bag. It is made by knitting a rectangle with two holes on either end, and seaming together. Alernatively, you could knit in the round.Yarn:
1 skein* worsted weight yarn (I used red heart supersaver, cheap 100% acrylic stuff.)
2 balls Wendy Eyelash Shimmer [100% polyester; 55m per ball] in a complementing tone to the plain yarn.
*This will be double-stranded. I used 1 skein because I double strand by taking one end from the middle and one end from the outside. If you don't do it like this then obviously you'll need two balls.Notions:
Pair straight needles size UK2/US10.5/6.5mm
Yarn needleOther materials:
Fabric for lining (optional)
Enough white felt for eyes & teeth
2 buttons for eyes
Sewing needle & thread.Gauge:
5 stitches & 4 rows is about 1 inch.
The gauge is not very important. This is a really versatile pattern, and you can lengthen & shorten as you wish. What is important is that you create a very thick, dense fabric, which technically doesn't need a lining. I used needles 3 sizes smaller than I would have normally.Pattern:
Cast on 34 stitches, using 3 strands (two of plain yarn, one of novelty).Handle
Work 2 rows, garter st.
3rd row: K10, BO 14, K10.
4th row: K10, CO 14 (I used the cable CO)
Knit, working in garter stitch, for about 16 inches.(I knit until I had used up the first ball of novelty yarn, which was about 8", then repeated the length.)Handle
K10, BO14, K10.
2nd row: K10, CO14, K10.
Work 2 rows garter st.
Weave in ends.
Cut 2 irregular circles out of white felt and hand-stitch on. (Stuff lightly if you like.)
Cut several triangles out of the felt and sew on for a grin.
Sew 2 buttons for eyes.
Seam sides; I used matress stitch.