Freewheel Tote


Laura Matthews

An oversized tote bag perfect for summer picnics and days at the beach. The bold stripe pattern is worked up with an eyelet detail and finished with a full lining.

Finished Size 17½" tall, excluding straps, and 15" diameter.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fine (80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 222 yd [203 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #CF455 willow leaf (MC) and #CF400 new age teal (CC), 3 skeins each.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 24" circular (cir), 2 more cir 24" or longer, and set of 4double pointed (dpn). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 2 dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; 3 yd of lightweight canvas lining fabric (4 yd if using stripes to cut on bias); sewing needle and matching thread.

Gauge 24 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needle.

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