~ Knit Picks Andean Silk [55% superfine Alpaca, 23% silk, 22% Merino wool; 96yd per 50g skein]; color: #23778 Cornflower; 1 skein
~ US 8 straight needles
~ cable needle
~ US G crochet hook
~ 2 bangle bracelets (or 4 depending on quality of bracelets)
~ tapestry needle
~ (optional) fabric for lining
5 sts = 1"
With kniting needles, CO 40 sts loosely.
Rows 1, 3, 7, & 9: K3, P4, K8, P4, K2, P4, K8, P4, K3
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10: P3, K4, P8, K4, P2, K4, P8, K4, P3
Row 5: K3, P4, C8F, P4, K2, P4, C8B, P4, K3
Repeat these 10 rows 6 times more, then Repeat Rows 1-8 once (a total of 8 cables have been created)
BO loosely in pattern.
Block knitted rectangle.
(optional): If you would like to add a lining to your bag, make your measurements now. It will be much easier than after it has been seamed up.
Fold the rectangle in half width-wise, and seam up sides of bag.
(optional): Sew in lining of bag.
With crochet hook, attach yarn & sc2tog 38 times around top of bag.
* sc1, sc2tog, sc13, sc2tog, sc1, turn (17 sts total)
ch2, skip first st in row, dc 16, turn
ch2, skip first st in row, dc 16, fasten off *
Join yarn for other side of bag and rep from * to * for second handle flap.
Attach bangles as the handes.
Weave in ends.
(note: I do crochet, and as such used crochet handle flaps. However, not every knitter is also a crocheter. You can pick up the middle 34 stitches on each side of the bag and knit in seed stitch for 5-6 rows depending on thickness of bangles.)
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