Oat Stitch Handbag

This roomy tote features a textured stitch, purchased handles and a press lock closure. It’s the handbag that should accompany you to your favorite coffee shop on a chilly Saturday morning.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 12½” wide x 12” tall x 3½” deep

Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Oat St after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky weight yarn Lion Brand Tonal (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 124 yards [113 meters]/113 grams): #126 Coffee, 3 balls

Needles: US size 10: straight

Notions: Tapestry needle; purchased handles; press lock

Abbreviations

Kfb – k into back and front of st.

Rep – repeat

Pattern

Front and Back

CO 50 sts.

Row 1: P2, *kfb twice, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K2, *p2tog twice, k2; rep from * to end.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.
Row 7: Kfb twice, *p2, kfb twice; rep from * to end.
Row 8: P2tog twice, *k2, p2tog twice; rep from * to end.

Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7-8 twice.

Rep Rows 1-12 three times more for a total of 48 rows.

Bind off knitwise.

Side Panel

CO 14 sts.

Work Rows 1-12 of Front and Back for 168 rows.

Bind off knitwise.

Closure Strap

CO 4 sts.

Row 1: P2, kfb twice.
Row 2: K2, p2tog twice.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.
Row 7: Kfb twice, p2.
Row 8: P2tog twice, k2.
Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7-8 twice.

Bind off knitwise.

Finishing

Sew side panel to Front and Back.

Sew handles in place using picture as guide.

Sew closure strap in place using picture as guide.

Install press lock following instructions on package.yarn ball

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Comments
  • There is no listing for Lion Brand “Tonal” yarn, is this Lion brand Wool Ease Tonal yarn?

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