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Anita Knitting Pattern

Anita

Designer: Amanda Walker

Amanda Walker's cunning little handbag in pebble beach stripes is the perfect accessory for a stroll along the shore, or a trip to the pizza parlour!

Rowan’s Holiday yarn is a soft, thick cotton blend of loosely linked threads, creating an airy texture, and plump knitted fabric. The olours are muted, sun bleached shades, perfect for summer knitting! The trim and handles in Rowan’s Wool Cotton give a modern lift to he Shale and Chalk stripes, and a round crochet base makes Anita both sturdy and capacious.

ANITA PATTERN

? Using 9mm needles and yarn A, cast on 55 sts
? Rows 1 - 3: knit . Rows 4 - 6: work in st st Change to yarn B . Rows 7 - 10: work in st st Change to yarn A
? Rows 11 - 14: work in st st Change to yarn B
? Rows 15 - 18: work in st st Change to yarn A
? Rows 19 - 24: work in st st
? Cast off

Trim

With WS facing, using 3.75 mm needles and yarn C, pick up 55 sts along cast on edge
? Row 1: purl
? Row 2: knit
? Row 3: p into the front and back of each st. 110 sts
? Row 4: knit
? Rows 5 ¨C 11: work in st st
? Cast off

Handles

(MAKE TWO)
Using 3.75 mm needles and yarn C cast on six sts
? Row 1: sl 1 st, knit to end
? Row 2: sl 1 st, knit to end
? Rep rows 1 and 2 for 27 cm
? Cast off

Base

Using 5mm crochet hook and yarn B make four ch. Join into a circle with a ss
? Work 1dc in first st, then 1ch. Dc into next st and make 1 ch. Continue around and around in this way until the yarn is finished

To make up

Weave in all loose ends. Join the two edges of the body of the bag together, carefully lining up stripes. Pin the round base to the body of he bag, and using two strands of yarn C, attach with blanket stitch (one stitch between each cast off stitch on the body of the bag).  oin the two edges of the trim at the top of the bag, with the seam on the knit side. Cut a length of piping cord equal to the ircumference of the top of the bag, and stitch the two ends together. Place the circle of cord under the trim, which will roll aturally over it, and pin the edge of the roll so it rests on the final purl row. Tuck the handles under the roll and pin in place.  sing yarn C stitch through the edge of the roll to the inside of the bag all the way around, anchoring the handle as you stitch.

Anita provides a rare chance to combine knitting with basic crochet. If you haven’t crocheted before, this is a good place to start!

Base diameter: 17 cm
Height: 17 cm (excluding handles)
Width: 25 cm

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