Bag with tortoiseshell handles

There is a wide range of ready-made bag handles available in many different finishes. Faux tortoiseshell handles work well with this bag, but it would look equally attractive with bamboo or painted wooden handles.

YOU WILL NEED

4 50g balls of novelty felt finish chunky yam with approx 50m (55yds) per 100g ball

Pair of 6.5mm (size 10'A) knitting needles or size needed to achieve tension

Pair of oval faux tortoiseshell bag handles

Tapestry wool to match yam Yam needle

FINISHED SIZE

Bag measures 28cm (11 in) deep, not including handles, and 34cm (1372 in) wide.

SHAPE TOP

Turn, cast off 8 sts purlwise, knit to end of row. (26 sts)

DECREASE ROW RS) * K2tog, K1; rep to last 2 sts, K2tog. (17 sts) *** Working on these 17 sts, knit 9 more rows without shaping, ending with a WS row. Cast off.

FINISHING THE BAG

Finish the bag as described in the basic pattern.

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