A girlâ€™s skates are her most precious possession in derby, so she has to keep them in the best shape possible. Changing wheels, tightening trucks, and cleaning bearings are all part of a regular skate maintenance routine. Sometimes, keeping track of all the stuff those skates need in order to stay in shape can be tough! Whether you need Allen wrenches, bearing removers, or toe-stop tools, they all need to be kept in one place.
Thatâ€™s where the Youâ€™re a Star Tool Bag can help. Itâ€™s small enough to ï¬t in your skate bag and cute enough to carry around when you need it. With just some basic increasing and decreasing, itâ€™s a snap for even a beginning knitter. (So if youâ€™re Fresh Meat, feel free to give
it a go!) Felted for extra toughness, it can take all those wrenches and screwdrivers poking around the inside.
12" from point to point
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st with two strands of yarn held together, before felting
DIAMOND (MAKE 10)
With two strands of yarn held together, CO 4 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Kf&b, knit to last st, kf&bâ€”2 sts incâ€™d.
Row 2 (WS): Purl.
Rep Rows 1-2 13 times, ending with Row 2â€”32
Next row (RS): K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2togâ€”2
Next row (WS): Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 13 timesâ€”4 sts.
SEW THE BAG
Seam ï¬ve diamonds together, with points in middle and points facing out to form a star pattern.
Repeat for the next ï¬ve diamonds.
Seam your two halves of star together, leaving one open edge.
MAKE THE STRAP
CO 5 sts.
Work in garter st for 16".
Seam strap (as you would seam the shoulder of a sweater) onto bag, in between points, next to
Weave in ends.
Throw in the wash to felt. Once your bag is felted, you can add a clasp to close it all up. Take one of your knitting needles and poke a small hole on either side of your open seam. (Trust me, felted knitwear can take it!) On the opposite side of your open seam, sew in a small button or toggle. (Even an old bead can work here.)
Promptly dump all of your tools into your bag and never freak out over a stuck toe stop, loose truck, or sticky bearing again!