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Knit: Mulberry Silk Drawstring Bag

March 30, 2011

Hi friends,

Here is a little pattern I came up with that would be great for your second project of working in the round. You will need to know how to work in the round and then transition onto DPN (double pointed needles).

Check out this video to learn a little more about the construction:

You will need:

2 skeins of Darn Good Yarn’s Mulberry Silk Yarn (you can click here to check it out)

size 7 circular needles with a 14 inch cord

Set of size 7 DPN’s

Personally, I used some wood beads and made 2 white tassels and 2 red tassels for embellishments for a vintage world look.

Instructions: CO 120 sts on the circular needles, place a marker at the end of the round.

K1, P1 for 4 rounds

Knit for 4 rounds

*Knit 9, YO, K2tog* repeat this around your current round for a total of 12 times

Knit in the round for another 8.5 inches

To start decreases:

*K2, k2tog* for one round during this round transition your work onto the DPN’s

For the next 3 rounds work your project in seed stitch (*k1, p1* on the next round knit your purls and purl your knits)

For your last rounds of decreases you are going to decrease while working your stitches in seed stitch still by work two stitches in seed and k2tog until you have 14 sts left. Cut a 12 inch tail and weave the end back in through the 14 sts and pull tightly to close the bottom and tie off and weave the tail into your work.

To make the drawstrings cut 6 lengths of the yarn at 70″ a piece. Make two braids and knot the ends leaving about 4 inches of fringe on either end. Weave the drawstrings in opposite directions around the bag. Work each drawstring one at a time and tie the ends together so you can create a little fringe here.

Now you can let your imagination run wild and embellish as you see fit. I used some fun wood beads and made some tassels and went a little over the top as far as my personal style is concerned. But I’m glad I did because it came out so wonderfully! I hope you walk on the wild side too!

Enjoy my dears!

xoxo

Nicole


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