Have you ever bought a skein of yarn because it was the last one there? Or because it was the last of its color? Or because it was so interesting in the store, but then you had no idea what to do with it? This pattern, named after the Arabic word for ‘stratify,’ is a great way to use one of those in that last category. I picked up this novelty yarn because it was pretty, and ended up with a design idea that paired it with a wool to make this fulled purse.
There is no sewing necessary for any of this; it is made in one piece, joining as you go, and as soon as you weave in ends, you can full it and have a great bag!
Cascade 220 (100% Wool; 220yds [201m]/100 gr): Black (MC), 1 skein, Navy (CC1), 1 skein.
Berroco Crystal FX (100% Nylon; 146yds [134m]/50 gr): Carbon (CC2), 1 ball [Note: discontinued].
Or approx. 175yds (160m) MC and 140yds (115m) CC1 untreated worsted wool (or other feltable/fullable fiber) and 100yds (95m) CC2 non-felting/fulling novelty yarn to coordinate with CC1.
Size US 10 (6mm) circulars and DPNs (for I-cord BO)
Or size needed to obtain gauge
16 sts and 33 rows = 4″ [10cm] in garter st before fulling
approx. 10″ (25cm) wide, 7.5″ (15cm) deep and 10″ (25cm) high before fulling
approx. 8″ (20cm) wide, 3.5″ (9cm) deep and 8″ (20cm) high after fulling
Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers.
See our standard abbreviations.
2 (4) st I-cord BO: *K1 (3), ssk, sl 2 (4) sts back to left needle, rep from * to last live st.
About the Designer: Ranée Mueller
Ranée is a homemaker living in rural Washington State with her larger than life family. She has been designing as Arabian Knits since 2004.
Knitting has been a part of her life for more than 30 years, and is now both her work and relaxation. Texture, including cables and lace, unexpected use of color, and intriguing construction are the hallmarks of her designs.
She can be found on Ravelry as Arabianknits, and her portfolio of patterns can be seen at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ranee-mueller
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