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Make-up Bag

This is an awesome bag and a quick project!  This is great for a last minute gift or simply a nice break in between projects.  These are a great length for all those long makeup brushes and liners.  I actually made this bag and another in blue for two friends of mine and then put manicure tools in there and gave it as a fun gift!

Yarn: Nashua Handknits: Wooly Stripes

Weight: 50 grams/ 2 skeins (1 skein of each color)

Gauge: US 8-9

Entire project is knit on US 10.5, garter stitch, and double stranded

Sides: CO 40

Start with color A and knit 10 rows

With color B knit 8 rows

With color A knit 6 rows

With color B knit 4 rows

With color A knit 2 rows

With color B knit 1 row (this is your cast off row)

Ends (Triangles): CO 20

With color B, knit 4 rows.  On the next row, and every odd row after that, decrease with a k2tog at the beginning and ending 2 stitches (your tail should be on your right side when you decrease).  This will make a triangle that is just slightly shorter than the height of the sides.

Bottom: CO 20

With color A simply knit garter stitch until the length of the bottom matches the length of the sides.

Finishing

Weave in all ends and sew all pieces together.  DO NOT sew top shut.  Put in washer and felt. Allow the bag to dry COMPLETELY, (this may take a day or two) and sew in the zipper.  Line if you desire.

P.S.

If you have never felted before let me know and I can walk you through the process!

Also if you have felted before I might have some tricks and tips that might help in the process!

Cable Clutch

This is a great bag! It is the perfect size to go out and about.  It fits perfectly under the arm or in the hand.

This is a great bag for beginners and long time knitters alike.  Very easy cables, so it is great for those just beginning to cable and it would be relaxing and non-complex to those that have cabled for years.

The finished size: 10″ long by 6″ high

Gauge: is about 5 SPI (Stitches Per Inch)

Yarn: 2 skeins you only use a small portion of the skein, but it is double stranded.

Make sure you are double stranded and knit 5 rows of ribbing or about 1″ at beginning and end

Interchange rows 1 and 2 for 8 rows and then (on front) use cable 1 and (on back) use cable 2

1: P3 K3 P2 K2 P10 K2 P2 K2 P2 K2 P10 K2 P2 K3 P3

2: K3 P3 K2 P2 K10 P2 K2 P2 K2 P2 K10 P2 K2 P3 K3

C1: K3 P3 K2 P2 C10F P2 K2 P2 K2 P2 C10B P2 K2 P3 K3

C2: K3 P3 K2 P2 C10B P2 K2 P2 K2 P2 C10F P2 K2 P3 K3

When starting the pattern for the cable make sure that you are pearling the pearl ( start on the wrong side)

Once you have reached the middle point: go to 36 rows instead of 32 rows before cabling.  this will allow the bag to bend better.  Also switch direction of cable from f and b to b and f directions of cabling.  this will allow the back of the bag to match the front.

Simply fold the bag together right sides together and sew sides.  Turn inside out, line, and sew in zipper.

Ta Da and you are done!