Friday, February 07, 2014

Free knitting pattern for a tiny gift bag




A quick to knit little bag to enclose a gift of your choice
Materials:  Small ball of DK yarn (about 8g).  A pair of 4mm knitting needles.  Length of narrow ribbon.
Size:  Approximately 4 x 6.5 inches.
Gauge:  Not important.
Abbreviations:  k = knit;  p = purl;  st = stitch;  sts = stitches;  ss = stocking (stockinette) stitch;  yon = yarn over needle by bringing yarn to front of work then over needle to make a st;  k2tog = knit two together;  psso = pass slipped st over;  m1 = lift bar in front of next st and k into it to make a st;  [  ] = repeat instructions in brackets

With 4mm needles cast on 20 sts (for a bigger bag cast on more sts in multiples of 4).


Ss 4 rows.


Next row:  k2, [yon, k2tog, k1] to end

Next row:  p


Continue in pattern as follows:

Row 1:  [k3, p1] to end

Row 2:  [k1, p3] to end

Row 3:  [yon, slip 1 knitwise,  k2tog, psso, m1, p1] to end

Row 4:  [k1, p3] to end


Repeat these 4 rows until work measures 12 inches or desired length when folded in half.


Next row:  k2, [yon, k2tog, k1] to end

Ss 3 rows.

Bind off.


Lightly steam or damp block.

Fold in half with right sides facing and join side seams.

Turn right side out and thread ribbon through top holes.


Fill with a gift of your choice and give away!


©  Helen Cox 2014

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