I found a pattern in an old magazine for a knit weave bag/case so I had a go at making it:
I know it’s nothing spectacular but I wanted to make something quick and easy so I could make a video showing how to do knit weaving on the machine.
Using 4ply(UK) cast on 70sts. Knit 20 rows at T6. Knit weave 96 rows using punchcard 11 from the basic set then knit a further 20 rows plain and cast off. Then just sew it up and add some kind of fastening.
I learnt something new as I was making the video, well new to me anyway.
Usually when I do a closed edge, e wrap cast on I pull the needles right out to holding position before knitting the first 4 – 6 rows which prevents the stitches from coming off. Today I tried just leaving the weaving brushes down and it worked, the stitches stayed on the needles. This is probably something that most of you know already but I didn’t, so it’s something for me to remember in future.
Anyway, here’s the video:
As well as this small bag/case, there was a pattern for a larger shoulder bag which I might also have a go at. It’s made just the same as the little one except that you cast on 140sts and knit 30 rows plain. Then knit weave for 288 rows followed by a further 30 rows plain and cast off. Sew it up as for the small one and make a handle. In the magazine they made three cords and plaited them together.
I hope some of you find the video useful.
Talk to you later,