Plein Air Tote

Counterpane cable panels make up the sides of an oversized knitted bag. Densely knit and structured, the bag also features a fabric lining and leather handles.

Designer Amanda Scheuzger
Finished Size 17" wide, 19" high, and 5" deep.
Yarn Classic Elite Montera Heathers (50% llama, 50% wool; 127 yd [116 m]/100 g): #3820 vista blue, 11 skeins.
Needles Front, back, side, and bottom panels—size 10½ (6.5 mm): 40" circular (cir), 24" cir, and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). I-cord—size 9 (5.5 mm): set of 2 dpn. Reversible trim—size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch holder; waste yarn for provisional CO; leather handles (shown: Grayson E large rolled 25" leather handles, distributed by Muench Yarns); ¾ yd of heavy lining fabric; 1½ yd of 22" wide heavyweight interfacing; sewing needle and thread; size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook.
Gauge 16 sts and 20 rnds = 4" in main cable patt on largest needle with yarn doubled; 11 sts and 20 rows = 4" in seed st on largest needle with yarn doubled; reversible cable = 2½ " wide.

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