Laporte Avenue Tote

Intermediate bag with cabled straps and unique I-cord belt loops. This felted bag uses felting to create structure, while not obscuring the cables.

Designer Sharon Dreifuss
Finished Size 36" circumference at widest point and 24" circumference at upper edge; 13½" high.
Yarn Naturally Naturelle Aran 10 Ply (100% wool; 186 yd [170 m]/100 g): #151 silver gray (MC), 3 skeins. Naturally Harmony 10 Ply (100% merino; 116 yd [106 m]/50 g): #803 dark brown (CC), 10 skeins. Yarns distributed by Fiber Trends.

Needles Top of bag cable and shoulder strap—size 9 (5.5 mm). Cabled belt—size 8 (5 mm). Body of bag—size 15 (10 mm): 24" circular (cir). Belt loop I-cords—size 13 (9 mm): 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Markers (m, one in a different color for beg of rnd);
• tapestry needle;
• 3" wooden circular belt buckle with center stem;
• one ¾" round magnetic snap;
• 4" grosgrain ribbon (for snap backing).
Gauge 10½ sts and 15 rows = 4" in St st on largest needle, before felting.

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