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Friday, September 7, 2007

Pattern: Ozark Mane & Handspun Bag

4 Skeins Lopi yarn
2 Skeins Ozark Handspun yarn
Small pieces Ozark Mane
1 US size 11 circular needles (29 inches)
1 US size G crochet hook
3 Stitch holders (long)
1 Tapestry Needle
Several buttons

Cast on 100 stitches. Place marker. Join without twisting yarn so as to knit in round.
Rows 1-15: Knit.
Row 16: Knit 15 sts. Bind off 20 sts. Knit until there are 30 sts from bind off. Bind off 20 sts. Knit 15.
Row 17: Knit 15. Cast on 20 sts. Knit 30. Cast on 20 sts. Knit 15.
Rows 18-72: Knit.
Row 73: Knit 25 sts. Place next 25 sts to 1st holder. Then place next 25 sts to 2nd holder. Then place next 25 sts to 3rd holder.
Bottom of Bag: (Knit in rows each section)
Row 1: (WS) Purl 25.
Row 2: K1, SSK, K1, SKP, K2. (Total 23 stitches.)
Row 3 and all WS rows: Purl.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 eight times until 7 stitches remain.
Row 20: K1, SSK, K1, slip 1, K1, pass over, K2.
Row 22: SSK, K1, Skip 3 sts, Place on holder. Cut yarn. Place next 25 stitches on needles and repeat as above ending with 3 sts. Repeat two more times. There will be 12 stitches remaining.
Leave 15 inch tail on last one. Thread through stitches (12). Fasten off.
FINISHING: Sew together the bottom sections and weave in all loose ends. Felt purse as usual. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Cut Ozark Handspun yarn in 10" strips. Using G crochet hook and strips of Ozark Handspun, punch hook through felted bag approximately 4 in. down from top of bag creating a line of fringe around bag. Next, place pieces of Ozark Mane and sew onto bag at top of fringe.
Using assortment of buttons, sew them along the mane.
Designed by Janice Rosema for Ozark Handspun, August 2007.
Printing Instructions: To print click Ozark Mane Handspun Bag.

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