Pattern: Fair Isle Bag

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This bag lends itself extremely well to a knitting project bag, but can of course also be used as a trendy handbag.
It is lined and you can either go for a fabric in complementary colours (if you dye your own yarn for this project and buy some natural coloured silk, you can dye it with the same dyes as the yarn for the bag, using the same basic microwave method). Alternatively, you can opt to contrast the colour(s) of the lining fabric. Whatever you choose, do make sure that the lining fabric has a fairly dense weave, especially if you want to carry your knitting in it, so your needles won’t poke through the fabric and out of your bag.

Difficulty: Advanced
Size: The base of the bag measures 34 x 11 cm (13 x4 in) and tapers a little to approx. 25 x 11 cm (10 x 4 in). The height is 21 cm (8 in) at the striped edges and 28 cm (11 in) from base to handles
Materials: approx. 150 gr Tall Yarns Superwash Bamboo sock yarn (80% merino, 20% bamboo; 400 m per 100 gr) or equivalent 4-ply yarn
Metreage: Approx. 600 m
Tension: 28 sts and 31 rows measure 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) in Stocking Stitch Fair Isle
Notions: 1 pair of 3.25 mm needles (or bigger or smaller to achieve gauge)

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