Citrus Chevron Shawlette Pattern Modification

This is my re-write and slight modifications of the Citrus Chevron Shawlette by Nifty Knitty Kitty. The design was quite pretty but the pattern instructions were quite confusing. So, I decided to re-write it. This is a free pattern so I don’t think I am infringing any copyright. You can find the free original pattern in pdf at Ravelry. I also made 2 small modifications: The first set of Row 2, 4, and 6 in the original pattern is knit. This means the centre stitch is in garter stitch for…

Garter Stitch Squares Bag

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Square Bag

Free knitting pattern for garter stitch square bag. I have been knitting this for the past 2 months. It is made up of squares knitted in garter stitch using black and white yarn. I am very pleased with the finished product. It looks difficult but is actually quite easy. I have a little mental block with the handles (which is why this took me 2 months) but a little help from my knitting buddies cleared the block. I lined the bag including the handles because the handle of my Japanese knot…

Aran Cable Tote Bag

Knitting Pattern for Aran Cable Tote Bag

This knitting pattern for the Aran cable tote bag is inspired by the Aran laptop cover pattern at Canadian Living’s website. It is not a very big bag, just enough for my wallet, mobile phone, tissue and some knick knacks. The central panel is made up of a wild oak cable “borrowed” from the Aran laptop cover. It is knitted in the round so you need to mark out the left and right side of the bag and then repeat the pattern twice.     Materials I used 1 hank…

Garter Stitch on a Bias Dumpling Bag

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch on a Bias Bag

I got up close and personal with the garter stitch when I was working on the garter stitch square bag. I like the thickness it produces and how it doesn’t curl like the stockinette stitch. I used it again recently on a handbag using 4 ply sock yarn. I discovered that the edging of the garter stitch is great for picking up stitches evenly as the rows are made easily recognizable by the ridges. Unfortunately, a traditional garter stitch only yield 2 sides with ridges. I wondered whether it is…

Garter Stitch Handbag

Knitting Pattern for Handbag Using Sock Yarn

This knitting pattern for a handbag using sock yarn was dreamt up by me after I bought some sock yarn from Simple Scarves. I have always wanted to use a sock yarn to make a bag because although I love the feel of sock yarn but I didn’t want to knit socks. I like to knit while I watch TV so I prefer simple knitting techniques that do not require too much stitch counting or too many marking. Garter stitch can’t get any simpler. It also produces a sturdy, flat…

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