Sarape Shopper

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Bags
Designer: 
Cirilia Rose

A wooly market bag inspired by Mexican textiles.


Finished Measurements

Approximately 38” around x 13” high (Not including handle)


Materials

1 Hank each Berroco Ultra Alpaca (100 grs), #6211 Duncan (brown), #6281 Redwood Mix (red), #6210 Giada (green), #6243 Navy (navy), #6253 Dijon (gold) and #6201 Winter White (cream)

29” and 16” Length circular knitting needles, size 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 10 (6.00 mm)

Two 14” long wooden dowels

Four 3/4” metal grommets

6 St markers (1 a different color)

Tapestry needle


Gauge

16 sts = 4”;  22 rnds = 4” in Pat St

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Bag is worked from the top down.  When there are too few sts to fit comfortably on longer circular needle, change to shorter circular needle, then finally change to dpn’s, dividing sts on 3 needles and keeping markers in place.


Bag

With longer circular needle, using 1 strand of Gold, cast on 145 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist sts.  Mark for beg of rnd with different colored marker and carry marker up.  Knit 10 rnds.  From here, always work with 2 strands of each color held tog.

Rnds 1 and 2:  With Brown, knit.

Rnd 3:  With Red, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 4:  With Red, knit.

Rnd 5:  With Brown, k2, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rnds 6, 7 and 8:  With Brown, knit.

Rnd 9:  With Red, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 10:  With Red, knit.

Rnds 11 and 12:  With Green, knit.

Rnd 13:  With Navy, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 14:  With Navy, knit.

Rnd 15:  With Green, k2, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rnds 16, 17 and 18:  With Green, knit.

Rnd 19:  With Navy, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 20:  With Navy, knit.

Rnds 21 and 22:  With Gold, knit.

Rnd 23:  With Cream, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 24:  With Cream, knit.

Rnd 25:  With Gold, k2, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rnds 26, 27 and 28:  With Gold, knit.

Rnd 29:  With Cream, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 30:  With Cream, knit.

Rnds 31 and 32:  With Gold, knit.

Rnd 33:  With Cream, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 34:  With Cream, knit.

Rnd 35:  With Gold, k2, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rnds 36, 37 and 38:  With Gold, knit.

Rnd 39:  With Cream, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 40:  With Cream, knit.

Rnds 41 and 42:  With Green, knit.

Rnd 43:  With Navy, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 44:  With Navy, knit.

Rnd 45:  With Green, k2, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rnds 46, 47 and 48:  With Green, knit.

Rnd 49:  With Navy, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 50:  With Navy, knit.

Rnds 51 and 52:  With Red, knit.

Rnd 53:  With Brown, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 54:  With Brown, knit.

Rnd 55:  With Red, k2, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rnds 56, 57 and 58:  With Red, knit.

Rnd 59:  With Brown, k1, * sl 1 WYIF, k1, rep from * around.

Rnd 60:  K2 tog, k to end – 144 sts.

Rnd 61:  * K24, place marker, rep from * 4 times more, k24 – 6 markers on needle.

Rnd 62:  With Brown, knit.

Rnd 63 (Dec Rnd):  With Brown, * SSK, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2 tog, sl marker, rep from * around– 132 sts.

Rnd 64:  With Brown, knit.  Rep Rnds 63 and 64 ten times more – 12 sts.

Next Rnd:  (K2 tog) 6 times – 6 sts.  Break off yarn leaving a 10” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles.  Pull up tightly and secure.


Finishing

Fold Gold band at top of bag in half to WS and sew in place forming a casing.  Fold bag flat and measure in 4” from each side on front and back and mark with pins.  Using instructions on package, insert 1 grommet at each marker (2 on front and 2 on back).  Using 2 strands each of Brown, Gold, Red and Green, make a 30” long 4-strand braid.  Insert end of braid into left grommet on front, through bag, out of left grommet on back, into right grommet on back, through bag, then out of right grommet on front.  Tie ends of braid tog leaving 3” free for tassel.  Flatten bag again and measure in 2” from each side on front and back and mark with pins.  Insert 1 dowel into gold casing at 1 marker on front, through casing, then out at 2nd marker on front.  Repeat with 2nd dowel on back.  Note:  Since there are no eyelets, just insert the dowel between sts.  Sew casing tightly at each end of both dowels to prevent dowels from slipping.