Our Ballonnett pouch features a textural slip stitch pattern stitch in 2 contrasting shades of Ultra®
Approximately 8 1/2” across x 7 1/2” high
1 Hank each Berroco Ultra Alpaca (100 grs), #6279 Potting Soil Mix (MC) and #6227 Henna (CC)
Straight knitting needles, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 8 (5.00 mm)
Crochet hook, size 4.00 mm (F)
1 Yd 1” wide grosgrain ribbon for handles
6 St markers (1 a different color)
20 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Row 1 (WS): With MC, knit.
Row 2 (RS): With CC, k1, * keeping yarn in back, insert needle from the left into the back loop of next st as if to p1TBL and sl this st onto RH needle, k1, rep from * across.
Row 3: With CC, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * across.
Row 4: With MC, k1, * k1TBL, k1, rep from * across.
Row 5: With MC, knit.
Row 6: With CC, k2, rep from * of Row 2 across, end k1.
Row 7: With CC, k2, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * across, end k1.
Row 8: With MC, k2, * k1TBL, k1, rep from * across, end k1.
Rep these 8 rows for Pat St.
Top Panel: With straight needles, using MC, cast on 25 sts. Work even in Pat St for 18”, end on WS. Bind off. Sew cast-on edge to bound-off edge forming a tube.
Bottom: With RS facing, using dpn’s and MC, pick up and k40 sts with each of 3 dpn’s along one edge of top panel – 120 sts. Mark for beg of rnd with different colored marker and carry marker up.
Rnd 1: * k20, place marker, rep from * 4 times more, k20.
Dec Rnd: K2 tog, * k to 2 sts before next marker, SSK, sl marker, k2 tog, rep from * 4 times more, k to 2 sts before last marker, SSK – 108 sts. Knit 2 rnds. Rep the last 3 rows 8 times more – 12 sts.
Last Rnd: * K2 tog, rep from * around, dropping all markers – 6 sts. Break off yarn leaving a 6” long end. Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles. Pull up tightly and secure. Fasten off.
Top Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join MC at seam on the other edge of top panel.
Rnd 1: * Sc in edge of top panel for 3/4”, ch 14 (crocheted loop), skip 1/4” in edge of top panel, rep from * around entire edge of top panel, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Cut grosgrain ribbon into two 18” long pieces. Fold bag flat and, starting at the right side, weave 1 piece of ribbon in and out through crocheted loops along back of bag to left side. Turn bag over and repeat on front of bag with the other piece of ribbon. Tie the ends of ribbons tog at each side of bag. Bag can now be closed by pulling on loops of ribbon at each side.