Knitted wool shoulder bag
For one bag size 21x 22 cm and a 124 cm long shoulder strap
150 gr Elena wool, knit with 2 strands of yarn
Size 6 knitting needle (EU)
Knit two pieces of 21x22 cm.
Techniques: flat knitting, cables 4 front (C4F)
How to knit cables 4 front:
Slip the next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and hold it to front of work
Knit 2 stitches from the main needle and then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle
Cast on 40 stitches
Row 1: knit each stitch (this will be the “wrong side”)
Row 2: purl 3, knit 4, purl 6, knit 4, purl 6, knit 4, purl 6, knit 4, purl 3 (this will be the “right side”)
Row 3: knit the knits, purl the purls
Row 4: purl 3, C4F, purl 6, C4F, purl 6, C4F, purl 6, C4F, purl 3
*Repeat Row 3 for 5 times (next row should be on the “right” side)
Repeat Row 4*
Continue repeating the rows between ** 7 times.
Knit one extra row: knit the knits, purl the purls and then cast off.
Wash the pieces and block them. Stitch the 2 pieces of the bag together leaving one side open.
The shoulder strap:
Cast 10 stitches
Row 1: knit each
Row 2: purl 1, knit 4, and purl 5
Row 3 to Row 5: knit the knits, purl the purls
Row 6: purl 1, C4F, and purl 5
*Repeat Row 3 for 5 times
Repeat Row 6*
Continue repeating the rows between ** till you get the desired length. Make sure that after the last row where you C4F you will knit 5 extra rows by knitting the knits and purl the purls. Bend the knitted piece in 2 on the long side and stitch the 2 edges together. Wash and block. Attach the shoulder strap to the bag.
Enjoy your new shoulder bag!