Quinn: Cabled Bag Knitting Pattern
Quinn is a small-to-medium-sized cabled purse with a long braided strap so it can be worn over the shoulder or messenger-style across the body.
This bag is knit in two pieces. First, the top horizontal band is knit flat, and then the ends are grafted together to form a loop. Then the stitches for the main body of the bag are picked up and knit in the round. At the end, the stitches for the front and back of the bag are divided and grafted together.
The strap is knit separately and sewn to the inside.
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- 01/11/2009: New pattern template, but no major changes to the instructions.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 9" (23 cm) square
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yds/201 m per 3½ oz/100g), shown in #844; 2 skeins
If you choose not to do the braided i-cord strap, one skein will be enough. However you will have little left for swatching.
This pattern would be great for beginning knitters ready to move into more complicated territory, or for experienced knitters who want something relaxing, but not boring to knit. You may find that this pattern is a good prelude to Rogue. This pattern includes:
- Provisional cast-on
- Beginner-to-intermediate cables—all cable patterns are easily-memorized 12-row repeats and are provided in both chart and written form
- Grafting (three-needle bind-off may be substituted)
- Knitting in the round
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