New! The Short Row Bag Collection!
Adding extra “short rows” in the middle of a row allows knitters to add shape to a garment. You can use them to add fullness at the bustline of a sweater, or for heels and toes on socks. And they can also be used as a decorative motif!
The stitch design here first appeared in a Barbara Walker Treasury, and no doubt has been around since before then. Walker demonstrated using two solid colors, creating the impression of a cathedral window. Recently, Laura Aylor used this motif with color-changing Kureyon yarns in a block-at-a-time afghan with spectacular results. Her pattern is featured in Knitty.com.
As a long-time fan of Kureyon, my first thought was to see what happens when this motif is felted, and the result is this collection of bags. The stitch counts from the original have been modified to counteract the effect of felting so the size and scale of the units stays true. Two of the bags are worked in the round with the stripes horizontal, and two are worked flat, vertically. And place markers are used throughout to keep you on track, even when you have to put your work down in the middle of a row or round. Not much counting, in other words!
(Boy, this was a doozy! Would you like to see how many wrong bags I made before I got them right? Come to my basement!)
22 page booklet, with lots and lots of pictures and diagrams.
This pattern is available for PDF download. When you click on the button below, you'll be directed to a site where you can pay for the pattern via Paypal or with a credit card. Then you are directed to a page with full instructions for downloading.
Short Row Felted Bag Pattern Collection eBooklet
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on page five, the "clean-up" round should read: k4, kww four times, k8
on page nine, same correction