Loom Knit Mesh Bag by Kristen at GoodKnit Kisses
41 peg (or new 40 peg in pink) Knifty Knitter Extra Large Round Loom - Yellow
3 pegs of Spool Loom
Skill Level: Beginner, level up
Uses: Personal size Mesh bag for the beach or shopping. Fits 6 foot rolled up towel, swimsuit, sandals, water & sunscreen.
Yarn: 1 ball nylon crochet thread 90-100 yards
1 ball cotton 90-100 yards
*or 2 balls of cotton
(Watch http://www.youtube.com/goodknitkisses for video tutorials on this bag design)
Abbreviations: EW = E-wrap P = Purl
1. Using both strands of yarn E-wrap Cast on 14 stitches to round 41 peg Knifty Knitter loom (or new 40 peg loom). Counter-clockwise to the starter peg, work as a flat panel in ew 30 rows making sure your working yarn is back to the starter peg for the next row.
2. Leaving the panel on the loom, stretch the panel across the loom to the opposite side and place on pegs across. Now take the side stitches and place 2 stitch loops at a time on adjacent pegs to stretch flat panel to fit on all pegs of the loom. Make sure to pick up ALL side stitches so your bag will not have an open hole. This is the bottom base of the bag. Wrap all pegs ew in a full circle and knit over leaving only 1 set of two strands (the two color choices). For example the side stitches had 3 sets of two before knitting over.
Main body of the Bag –
3. P 1 row.
4. EW 1 row.
5. P 1 row.
6. EW 8 rows.
7. P 1 row.
8. EW 5 rows.
9. P 1 row.
10. EW 5 rows.
11. P 1 row.
12. EW 5 rows.
13. P 1 row.
14. EW 2 rows.
15. Basic bind off loosely as to not over tighten opening of bag.
Spool loom. 2 strands 1.5 times diameter of yellow loom or 52.5-54.5" long depending on material.
Weave the icord into the top of the bag between the knit stitch columns. Row to start the weaving. Look at the top of the bag. Weave between the two top purl rows. I started mine just above the bottom purl row (it's the 2nd to last purl row you completed). Connect the ends by tying together and weaving in the rest. Feed access handle material equally on opposite sides to pull outward, making it look like two handles. See picture. Pull both handles to drawstring close and look like a purse or pull all of one handle to make as a shoulder strap! Weave in all loose strands.
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