MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Knitting Worsted, 7 balls (1 oz. balls) of Navy and 2 balls of White ... Bone Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 2 ( 2¾ mm. size) ... Bone Crochet Hook No. 3 ... ½ yard of buckram and lining material ... 1 button- mold,½ inch diameter.
BACK ... With Navy, cast on 52 sts. 1st row: Knit across. 2nd row: (Right side) K 1, p 1 alternately across. Repeat the last 2 rows alternately until piece measures 10½ inches in all.
To Shape Flap ... Continuing in pattern, decrease 1 st at end of each row until 46 sts remain. Then bind off 2 sts at beginning of each row until 34 sts remain. Now bind off 4 sts at beginning of each row until 10 sts remain. Bind off.
FRONT ... Work exactly as for Back until piece measures 8 inches. Bind off.
SHOULDER STRAP and GUSSET ... With Navy, cast on 17 sts and knit across. 1st row: P 7 N (Navy), attach White and p 3 W (White), p 7 N (Navy).
When changing colors, always twist one color around the other to prevent making a hole.
2nd row: K 6 N, k 3 W, k 1 N, k 1 W, k 6 N. 3rd row: P 5 N, p 3 W, p 1 N, p 3 W, p 5 N. 4th row: K 4 N, k 3 W, k 3 N, k 3 W, k 4 N.
Starting at 5th row, follow chart to top, then repeat from the 1st row to top of chart until piece measures 50 inches long. P 1 row Navy. Bind off.
Block pieces through a damp cloth. Sew. short ends of gusset neatly together. Pin gusset between Back and Front of Bag and sew in place—the remaining piece forms shoulder strap. Line with buckram and lining material.
BUTTONLOOP ... Cut 2 strands of Navy, each 2 yards long, tie ends together and twist tightly, fold twisted strands and give them a twist in the opposite direction. Tie a knot about 1 inch from each end and trim ends. Make a buttonloop with center of cord. Tie ends to form a bow. Sew bow to flap of back, allowing buttonloop to extend beyond point.
BUTTON ... Work as for Shoulder Strap through 9th row of chart, then k 1 row Navy, bind off. Cover buttonmold with this piece. Sew on button to correspond with buttonloop.
Work exactly as for Shoulder Strap and Gusset until Belt measures 3 inches less than waist measurement. Knit 1 row of Navy and bind off. Do not break off but work 11 sc across short end. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in 1st sc, (ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc) twice; ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: (3 sc in next loop, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc) twice; 3 sc in next loop, sc in last sc. Break off. Work other end to correspond. Block and line belt.
CORD ... Cut 4 strands each of Navy and White 54 inches long and make a cord as for Buttonloop. Lace Cord through loops and tie.
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