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Freewheel Tote

Apr 19, 2012
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Laura Matthews

An oversized tote bag perfect for summer picnics and days at the beach. The bold stripe pattern is worked up with an eyelet detail and finished with a full lining.

Finished Size 17½" tall, excluding straps, and 15" diameter.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fine (80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 222 yd [203 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #CF455 willow leaf (MC) and #CF400 new age teal (CC), 3 skeins each.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 24" circular (cir), 2 more cir 24" or longer, and set of 4double pointed (dpn). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 2 dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; 3 yd of lightweight canvas lining fabric (4 yd if using stripes to cut on bias); sewing needle and matching thread.

Gauge 24 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needle.

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