The Weekender

Perfect for weekend getaways or carrying around a knitting project in progress.  Here’s how I did it:

Materials:   Size 13 straight needles and Size 13 circular needle (approx. 16″)

2 – 3 skeins Lion Brand Thick and Quick yarn,  Citron.  I used two here.

Gauge isn’t too important – any super bulky yarn would work.  The size just may vary a little.

Here’s the pattern in a .pdf     The Weekender

Cast on 27 Stitches onto the straight needles.  Knit in garter stitch (knit every row)  until the piece is 4″ long.  Bind off.

Using the circular needles, pick up 72 stitches (27 each long side, 9 each short side).

Knit the 72 stitches and place a marker after the last stitch is knit.  This will be the row marker. Start a new row every time you pass the marker.    After you’ve placed the marker, join to knit in the round and start this pattern:

Row 1:  Knit two together, yarn over. – repeat until you hit the row marker.

Row 2: Knit.

Continue this pattern until the bag measures 16″ from the base.  End with a knit row.

Take out the marker and start a rib.  K2 P2  until the rib measures 1 inch.  Bind off in pattern.

Add handles and start planning a weekend getaway.