We are opting to teach this backpack at the shop because there are a couple of tricks up Ruth’s sleeves to make the process loads of fun. We decided not to knit in the flower. Instead we have the flower felted on. Can do this with any shape if your heart desires.
Below is the pattern from which we worked.
Height: 18 inches
Width: 12 inches
Depth: 6.5 inches
Strap Length: 28 inches
|LAMB’S PRIDE WORSTED
2 SKEINS – COLOR A
2 SKEINS – COLOR B1 24-inch US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle
1 set US #10.5/6.5mm double-point needles
0.5 yard fabric for lining
Sewing machine (for lining — sew by hand if machine is unavailable))
|16 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch|
|[Knitty’s list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here]|
4 rows B
2 rows A
3 rows B
4 rows A
2 rows B
Work remaining rows in A.
Continue in stockinette st using A until work measures 16 inches, ending with a WS row.
Eyelet Row: K3, yo, k2tog, [k6, yo, k2tog] twice, k12, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k12, yo, k2tog, [k6, yo, k2tog] 5 times, k12, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, k12, yo, k2tog, [k6, yo, k2tog] twice, k3.
Cont in stockinette st until work measures 17.5 inches, ending with a RS row.
K 3 rows. BO all sts.
CO 6 sts.
Row 1: [Kfb] 6 times. 12 sts.
Row 2: [K1, sl 1 purlwise with yarn held to front of work] 6 times.
Repeat Row 2 until work measures 30 inches.
Next Row: [K2tog] 6 times. BO rem 6 sts.