Desert Diamond Hipster knitting pattern by Lavender Hill Knits
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The Desert Diamond Hipster is a versatile sized bag that can be finished as a hipster bag with long strap, tote bag with two straps, or short shoulder bag with one short strap. Different yarns produce different textures of the slip stitch patterns. Berroco “Suede” yarn (tan bag in photos) gives a subtle texture, worsted weight cotton (green bag in photos) gives a more prominent texture. Bag is knit in the round with one seam. The knitted strap is worked in the same stitch pattern that is used for the bottom of the bag, or you can use a leather or vinyl strap or straps.
Pattern directions include color pictures, very detailed knitting instructions, definitions of stitches used and complete instructions for making a fabric strap(s) and lining the bag. Instructions are written for the bottom of the bag and the strap, the body of the bag uses charted instructions.
Skill level: intermediate, plus some sewing skills (if you are making a fabric lining)
Berroco “Suede” yarn (worsted weight), 3 balls (120 yds each ball) in color #3714
Lion Brand “24/7 Cotton” yarn (worsted weight), 2 skeins (186 yds each skein) 3 skeins if you plan to make a knitted strap for the bag, color shown is discontinued.
Size US 6 ( mm) 16” circular needles (or size that gives you the proper gauge)
Size US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needles (or needles that are one size larger than the needles that give you proper gauge).
Grosgrain ribbon 7/8” wide and same length as the knitted strap you make (optional)
Separate strap (optional)
Materials for fabric lining and fabric strap:
One yard of fabric – (cotton quilting fabric works great), one yard of fusible interfacing
(heavyweight is the best, I use Craft Bond or Craft Fuse and find that works great), “Stitch Witchery” or any fusible bonding web 5/8” wide, thread, pins, sewing needle, quilter’s grid ruler or regular ruler, pen or pencil, magnetic closure.
For Hipster Bag with adjustable strap: 1” d-ring or rectangular ring, 1” metal strap adjuster.
12" wide, 9" high, 1 1/4" deep
This pattern is written in English only.
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