Tuesday, December 23, 2008


This is the second bag I designed after beginning at This & That. The bag was eventually felted by Kim and now belongs to Deborah. You can use it as knitted or felted, either way! It felts out nicely with a really great texture.

Download a PDF of Lux.

What is lux?
Lux = The SI unit of illumination.


MC: Tahki Baby (60 yds/ m; ozs/ g; 100% merino wool) dark blue 3 balls.
CC: Tahki Baby (60 yds/ m; ozs/ g; 100% merino wool) light blue 2 balls.
One pair Size 15, 24 inch, circular needles or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Gauge: 8.5 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch (gauge is not critical to this piece)
Finished size: 14 x 16 inches
With MC cast on 60 stitches. Join in the round being careful not to twist work. Work in garter
stitch as follows:
Round 1—knit
Round 2—purl
Round 3—knit
Round 4—purl
Join CC and repeat rounds 1-4.
Continue working rounds 1-4 alternating MC and CC to create stripes, carrying the unused yarn
along the inside of the bag. Work until piece measures 14 inches, ending with MC. Break CC.
Make handles as follows:
With MC knit 1 round.
Next round: purl 10 stitches, bind off 10 stitches, purl 20 stitches, bind of 10 stitches, purl 10
Next round: knit 10 stitches, cast on 10 stitches, knit 20 stitches, cast on 10 stitches, knit 10
Purl 1 round
Knit 1 round
Bind off all stitches.
Sew together bottom.
Weave in all loose ends.
Block if necessary. May also be felted.

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