I wanted to knit something somewhat mindless but with some pattern. After working on two sweaters that were almost all stocking net stitch, I was in need of some stimulation of the grey matter. (yes I’ve been watching some Hercule Poirot episodes) by Agatha Christie, famous for her crime sleuthing knitting Miss Marple. Mindless knitting is nice but in moderation.
Pattern is the Button and Lace bag by Amanda Jones from Simply Knitting May 2009. I wanted to use something from my stash, (due to the fact I’m in a stash busting mode) I found some lovely Araucania Nature Wool Color 43. (Kettle Dyed)
Yarn: The pattern calls for 3 x 50 gm/101m balls Stylecraft Kon-Tiki Dk, I am making the bag slightly larger, and 100 gm is going to be plenty to complete it.
Needles: size 9 circular
This is a fast and fun knit, a four row repeat that is easy to follow. It knitted up quickly, and was not boring.
I got this far in two days. Sewing the handles on and finishing the bottom up was quick. I opted to sew the bottom up. I was going to Kitchener it (Kitchener tutorial from Stitch Diva), but decided against it. If I knitted this again, I would Kitchener it.
Blocking in the sun. the most difficult part proves to be the decision of what color fabric to line this bag with to show the lace off. The main contenders are black, yellow, and green? I decided on black, who can go wrong with black?
This was a fun and interesting knit, the pattern kept me from getting bored.
May your knitting needles fly as fast as Dragonflies….