If you have only one bag this summer, make it this one: this slouchy, roomy, double-handle bag-inspired by the vibrant summer colors of Italy’s Lake Como-combines traditional granny patterns and stylish edges. A large tassel on the front secures the opening.
DESIGNER Nicoletta Tronci
FINISHED SIZE 18″ wide and 14″ high, excluding handles.
YARN Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solids (distributed by Spinrite) (100% cotton; 120 yd [109 m]/2 1/2 oz [71 g]): #10200101223 mod green (MC), 3 skeins; #10200100015 wine (A), #10200101530 country red (B), #10200101699 tangerine (C), #10200100042 tea rose (D), #10200100073 sunshine (E), #10200100026 light blue (F), #10200101725 blueberry (G); 1 skein each.
HOOK Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Two 15″ long and 1 1/2″ wide strips of corrugated plastic; two 23″ long and 1/2″ diameter cotton rope pieces; yarn needle.
GAUGE 13 sts and 14 rows = 4″ in sc.