Cat project bag KAL pattern is here!

Needle size: 3.75 (but really, you can use any yarn, any needles)

Gauge after blocking: 9.5sts over 2”/10 cm

Yarn: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn/10 ply, 120 meters per 50g. I still have about ten grams left.

Additional materials: 1 marker (if preferred) and a tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

k – knit

p – purl

msp – moss stitch pattern

PM – place marker

SM – slip marker

ws – wrong side

rs – right side

R – row

CO – cast on

Construction:

CO 60 stitches.

Note about the CO: if you want a neater sewing edge, cast on 62. Start by slipping the first stitch as if to knit, knit in moss stitch pattern until the last stitch, put the yarn in front, slip the stitch, turn your needles and knit into it regularly. Repeat that on every row. Also, if you wish, you can do a few rows of moss stitch (as described in the brackets below) pattern and then start with the wrong side as follows:

R1 (ws): (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1), p20, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1), PM, (p1, k1, p1, k1, p1), p20, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1)

R2 (rs): (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1), k20, (p1, k1, p1, k1, p1),SM, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1), k20, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1)

Knit in the established pattern until you’ve finished R9.

R10: msp, k5, p12, k3, msp, SM, msp, k3, p12, k5, msp

R11: msp, p4, k14, p2, msp, SM, msp, p2, k14, p4, msp

R12: msp, k4, p15, k1, msp, SM, msp, k1, p15, k4, msp

R13: msp, p4, k3, p1, k11, p1, msp, SM, msp, p1, k11, p1, k3, p4, msp

R14: msp, k4, p3, k1, p11, k1, msp, SM, msp, k1, p11, k1, p3, k4, msp

R15: msp, p4, k3, p1, k11, p1, msp, SM, msp, p1, k11, p1, k3, p4, msp

R16: msp, k3, p4, k1, p11, k1, msp, SM, msp, k1, p11, k1, p4, k3, msp

R17: msp, p2, k4, p2, k11, p1, msp, SM, msp, p1, k11, p2, k4, p2, msp

R18: msp, k1, p4, k3, p11, k1, msp, SM, msp, k1, p11, k3, p4, k1, msp

R19: msp, p1, k3, p4, k11, p1, msp, SM, msp, p1, k11, p4, k3, p1, msp

R20: msp, k1, p3, k4, p11, k1, msp, SM, msp, k1, p11, k4, p3, k1, msp

R21: msp, p1, k3, p4, k11, p1, msp, SM, msp, p1, k11, p4, k3, p1, msp

R22: msp, k2, p1, k6, p9, k2, msp, SM, msp, k2, p9, k6, p1, k2, msp

R23: msp, p10, k7, p3, msp, SM, msp, p3, k7, p10, msp

R24: msp, k11, p5, k4,msp, SM,msp, k4, p5, k11, msp

R25: msp, p12, k3, p5, msp, SM, msp, p5, k3, p12, msp

R26: msp, k12, p3, k5, msp, SM, msp, k5, p3, k12, msp

R27: msp, p12, k3, p5, msp, SM, msp, p5, k3, p12, msp

R28: msp, k11, p5, k4, msp, SM, msp, k4, p5, k11, msp

R29: msp, p10, k7, p3, msp, SM, msp, p3, k7, p10, msp

R30: msp, k9, p9, k2, msp, SM, msp, k2, p9, k9, msp

R31: msp, p9, k9, p2, msp, SM, msp, p2, k9, p9, msp

R32: msp, k9, p9, k2, msp, SM, msp, k2, p9, k9, msp

R33: msp, p9, k9, p2, msp, SM, msp, p2, k9, p9, msp

R34: msp, k10, p2, k3, p2, k3, msp, SM, msp, k3, p2, k3, p2, k10,msp

R35: msp, p11, k1, p3, k1, p4, msp, SM, msp, p4, k1, p3, k1, p11, msp

R36: msp, K11, p1, k3, p1, k4 msp, SM, msp K4, p1, k3, p1, k11, msp

R37: msp, p20, msp, SM, msp, p20, msp

R38: msp, k20, msp, SM, msp, k20, msp

Repeat rows 37-38 for as long as you want your bag to be high or 10.5″ from the end of the pattern.

Knit 12 rows of k2, p2 for the top part of the bag. Bind off in pattern on the wrong side. Break the yarn and pull it through then block your piece in a way you see fit. I washed mine in a hair shampoo and conditioner and pinned it to stretch it out a bit.

Make a crochet chain long enough that it goes beyond both sides of the bag, or use a ribbon of your choice. Fold half of the ribbing over the ribbon/chain on the wrong side of the work and take your tapestry needle.

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You can use pins to make it easier for you to hold your work in place. Insert the needle into the bump below the ribbing, pull the needle through the bind off edge and continue in that manner until you reach the other side of the bag, as seen on photos:

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Once you’re done with sewing the top, fold your work down the middle with the right sides facing on the inside, meaning your bumps will be in front, just like on the photo above. You can either start with your sides or the bottom. When I sewed the sides I pulled the thread on top through both loops and from there I zig-zagged left to right, all the way around the opening. If you prefer, you can seam it in any way you like. When you’re done weave in the ends and cut the excess thread.

And that’s that!

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