Kalahari Tote

Designer Vivian Høxbro
Finished Size About 35¼" circumference and 20" high, before felting; about 28¼" circumference and 16" high, after felting.
Yarn Harrisville Designs New England Knitters Shetland (100% wool; 197 yd [180 m]/50 g): #50 black, #40 topaz, and #39 russet, 1 skein each; #65 poppy, #22 plum, #66 melon, #80 foliage, and #81 mustard, about ½ skein each.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): short straight needles or 2 double-pointed needles (dpn), and 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); stitch holders or coil-less safety pins; tapestry needle; ½ yd fabric for lining; 80" of black, plaited, 1 cm round leather cord for handles; four 2" squares of strong fabric; sewing machine; sewing needle and matching thread.
Gauge Each square measures 3 1/8" × 3 1/8" before felting and 2½" × 2½" after felting.

Correction to last 4 rows of instruction under SIDES on page 89.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 five more times, then work Row 3 once more7 sts rem. Next row: (RS) K2tog tbl, sl 1 kwise, k2tog, psso, p2tog—3 sts rem. Next row: (WS) Sl 1, k1, p1. Next row: (RS) Sl 1 kwise, k2tog, psso—1 st rem. Fasten off last st.





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