Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick

Designer: Amanda Berka
Published: June 11, 2007
Technique: Button bands, loops and buttonholes, Decreasing, Increasing, Felting
Skill Level: Easy

This bag is so quick and easy that if you start it today, you can use it tomorrow. Less than 200 yards of any worsted weight, 100% wool yarn is needed for this project, making it a prime candidate for using up leftovers. Keep in mind that the bag is knit on needles two to three sizes larger than that which would be recommended for a sweater in the same yarn. The finished bag is meant to be held by the handle or fit snugly under the arm if thrown over a shoulder—or, make a longer handle to suit your own personal style. Instructions for making the needle-felted closure are in the 2007 issue of Interweave Felt magazine.

Finished Size: : About 4½” high, 10” long and 2” deep, with a 14” handle.

Yarn: Manos Del Uruguay (100% wool, 100g): #61 pink, 2 skeins.

Needles: Size 10½: 29” circular.

Notions: Two stitch holders; button for closure.

Skill Level: Easy.

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