1801 little bag

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Opus 1801

Opus 1801

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Lined knitting notions bag using Fairisle technique, with contrast central panel intended to exploit the multicoloured Wollmeise yarns, and cabled slipstitch stripes. The bag is gathered into a fold at the top with a cord or ribbon threaded through eyelet holes. It is just big enough to hold a 5.25in/13.5cm crochet hook fitted diagonally, but bag can be lengthened.

Size: 5.25 in/13.5cm square when opened and flattened out.


Yarn: Wollmeise 4ply/fingering, both 80/20 twin or both 100% wool

  • Yarn MC: 25g/86yd Wollmeise 4ply semisolid yarn for main colour
  • Yarn A: 10g/35yd Wollmeise 4ply multicoloured or contrast yarn for central panel

Needles: straight or circular, to knit flat

  • Metric: 2.75mm; UK and Canadian: size 12; US: size 2

Other requirements:

  • Light cotton lining fabric approx 12x12in/30x30cm (pure cotton patchwork fabric recommended)
  • Interfacing (stiffening fabric, sew-in type) approx 12x12in/30x30cm
  • Approx 18in/46cm of ribbon or cord for tying. Plaited/plied yarn could be substituted.
  • (Optional:) toggle clasp for cord
  • Row counter, cable needle, sewing notions, newspaper to make pattern for lining, iron for pressing lining.


  • MC while knitting: 8.5 sts per in/34 sts per 4in/10cm in st st swatch without blocking
  • MC after washing and taut blocking: 7sts per in/28 sts per 4in/10cm over st pattern
  • Yarn A contrast panel: approx 0.5in/1.5cm wide after blocking

tags: free-patterns  opus knitting patterns UK Yorkshire patterns small knitted project bag wollmeise lined lining drawstring-bag free

© Linda OCarroll and Mel Browne


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