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Live it up with easy lace!
Does lace make you want to head for the hills? Try your hand at reading a simple lace chart, knit in the round. An interesting bottom and quick garter strap make this tote a snap to knit.

Gauge:
• 18 sts and 23 rows / 4” in stockinette st blocked. Gauge is not imperative for this project!

Approximate Finished Size:
• 10.5” wide x 18” long, not including strap

Abbreviations:
• S2kp: slip 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass slipped sts over

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  • Step 1

    Lace Pattern:
    • Row 1: [k1, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo] eight times
    • Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22: knit to end of row
    • Row 3: [k2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k1] eight times
    • Row 5: [k1, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo] eight times
    • Row 7: [k2, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1] eight times
    • Row 9: [k3, yo, ssk, yo, s2kp, yo, k2tog, yo, k2] eight times
    • Row 11: [k4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3] eight times
    • Row 13: [k5, yo, s2kp, yo, k4] eight times
    • Repeat rows 1-22 for pattern

  • Step 2

    Instructions:
    Bag
    • With crochet hook and waste yarn, provisionally cast on 96 sts
    • With circular needle, work rows 1-22 of lace chart for 4 reps
    • Work 10 rows of garter st (k 1 round, p 1 round) • BO loosely knitwise

  • Step 3

    Bottom
    • Unzip provisional cast on, placing sts on circular needles, pm every 12 sts
    • Purl across (turning ridge)
    • Next Round: *k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog* repeat to end of round – 12 sts decreased
    • Next Round: knit
    • Repeat last 2 rounds, switching to DPNs when necessary until 8 sts remain
    • Break yarn, leaving long tail, weave tail through remaining sts, cinch shut

  • Step 4

    Strap
    • Pick up and knit 12 sts with DPNs at top of one side of bag
    • Work garter st for 22” or until desired length is reached • BO knitwise, leaving long tail
    • Whip st end of strap to opposite side of bag on WS

  • Step 5

    Finishing
    • Weave in all loose ends with tapestry needle • Block

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