Islamic-ed Shoulder Bag in Indigo and White Knitting Pattern Download
Patterns like this border, combining tall and short vertical lines with hollow squares or triangles, are very common in medieval Islamic fabrics. The bag is knitted in the round at a rather tight gauge to form a dense fabric.
Finished Size: About 7 x 11 inches (18 x 28 cm), excluding shoulder strap
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream, 100% cotton yarn, worsted weight, 120 yards (109.7 m)/2½ oz (71.0 g) ball, 1 ball each of #01004 Soft Ecru (MC) and #0009 Bright Navy (CC)
Needles: Needles, circular or double pointed, size 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Markers, Tapestry needle, Sewing needle and strong thread
Gauge: 24 sts and 31 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in charted patt
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions Fall 2014