Approximately 15” wide x 13” high x 4” deep
4 Balls BERROCO SOX (100 grs), #1435 Doon or #1454 Morton (MC) and 3 balls #1411 Sprinkles (CC)
29” Length circular knitting needles, sizes 7 (4.50 mm) and 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm)
Crochet hook, size 5.00 mm (H-8)
4 St holders
2 St markers (2 different colors)
Two 15” long zippers
One 34” long zipper that zips from both ends
Sewing needle and matching thread
Optional: One piece of cardboard or heavy plastic 15” x 4” to stiffen bottom of bag
22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in Moss St with 2 strands of MC held tog on size 7 (4.50 mm) needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE MOSS STITCH
(Even number of sts)
Rnds 1 and 2: * K1, p1, rep from * across.
Rnds 3 and 4: * P1, k1, rep from * across.
Rep these 4 rows for Moss St
With larger circular needle, using 2 strands of MC held tog, cast on 166 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work even in Reverse St st (purl every rnd) for 1”. Change to smaller circular needle and work even in Moss St until piece measures 10” from beg. Change to 2 strands of CC held tog.
Inc Rnd: K83, increasing 22 sts around, place marker, k to end, increasing 22 sts around – 210 sts.
Next Rnd: * Working in k1, p1 ribbing, work 11 sts, sl the next 11 sts to holder, cast on 11 sts, work to 22 sts before next marker, sl the next 11 sts to holder, cast on 11 sts, work to marker, rep from * once more – 210 sts. The 11 sts on each of 4 holders form base of the straps. Work even in k1, p1 ribbing for 2”. Purl 1 rnd for folding ridge. Work even in k1, p1 ribbing for 4”. Purl 1 rnd for folding ridge. Work even in k1, p1 ribbing for 2”. Work Next Rnd once more, forming the other base of the straps.
Dec Rnd: K to first marker, decreasing 22 sts around, drop marker, k to last marker, decreasing 22 sts around – 166 sts. Change to 2 strands of MC held tog and work even in Moss St until piece measures 9” above last rnd of CC. Change to larger circular needle and work even in Reverse St st for 1”. Bind off.
Straps: With RS facing, sl 11 sts from one holder to straight needle. Join 2 strands of CC held tog.
Row 1 (RS): K1, (p1, k1) 5 times.
Row 2: P1, (k1, p1) 5 times. Rep these 2 rows until strap measures 19” or desired length, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing. Repeat on each of the remaining 3 holders. Sew one 15” long zipper into each end of the bag (which is a tube) at beg of Moss St section. Reverse St st edges will roll inward partially concealing zippers.
Gussets (Make 2): With crochet hook, using 2 strands of MC held tog, make a chain long enough to reach from folding ridge at one side of the bag bottom, up side of bag to start of Reverse St st section, across top, then down the other side of bag to the other end of folding ridge. Work even in sc for 1½”. Fasten off. Lay the bag flat. Sew one gusset to edge of bag, (working through double thickness of bag). Sew side edges of gusset to bottom of bag. Repeat with the other gusset on the other side of bag. Outer edges of gussets should be approximately ½" apart. Sew long zipper into the opening between the 2 gussets. Sew 2 ends of straps on one side of bag together being careful not to twist straps. Repeat with 2 ends of the other strap.
Tack straps to sides of bag at lower edges of Reverse St st edges to hold in place. Finished bag should have a 15” wide zippered pocket on each side and a zipper in the center opening which zips from both ends.