Mesh Soap Bag Patterns

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Mesh Soap Bag

What is a Soap Bag? Use a soap bag to keep your personal soap and the outside is like a washrag.  Rise and hang your personal soap bag between bathing and showers, then pop in a new bar of soap when the old is used.  We have two patterns here.  One soap bag is on a large gauge loom with 12 pegs (Knifty Knitter, Boye, Loops & Threads, etc.) and the second soap bag patterns is for small gauge like the Knitting Boards AllnOne, Sock loom 2 or maybe a KISS loom (use the U knit stitch)! Have fun!!

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Mesh Soap Bag

by Mary Walters

Pattern Published and edited by Kristen Mangus

(adapted from the “Loom Knit Mesh Bag” by Kristen Mangus)

12 peg (or other large gauge 12 peg) Knifty Knitter “Bloom” Loom

Skill Level: Beginner

USES: Small drawstring sachet size Mesh soap bag for soap or small items.  Add length in Ewrap rows to make a longer toothbrush caddy.

Other uses Kristen suggests to use as a sachet for potpourri or scented candle chips, feminine hygiene packet for purse or bag, other small items (suggest using one more strand to hold small items). Soap bags are also great for gifting custom handmade bars of soap you may have made.  Try making a Granny Round in cotton and tulle for a facial scrubby!

YARN:     2 balls cotton or cotton blend  (use scrap yarn)

                  Use two strands held as one. (Can add additional

                  strand(s) desired.)

(Watch http://youtu.be/FIyW-rwX93I for video tutorials on this bag design)

Abbreviations:

EW = E-wrap

P = Purl

Directions:

FLAT PANEL-

1.Using both strands of yarn E-wrap Cast on 5 stitches to round 12 peg loom in a flat panel. Counter-clockwise to the starter peg, work as a flat panel in EW 10 rows making sure your working yarn is back to the starter peg for the next row.

BUILDING BASE OF BAG –

2.Leaving the panel on the loom, stretch the panel across the loom to the opposite side and place on pegs across. Now take the side stitches and place 2 stitch loops at a time (the two held as one) on adjacent pegs to stretch flat panel to fit on all pegs of the loom. Make sure to pick up ALL side stitches so your bag will not have an open hole. This is the bottom base of the bag. Wrap all pegs EW in a full circle and knit over leaving only 1 set of two strands (the two color choices). For example the side stitches have 3 sets of two before knitting over on a few pegs that have extra side stitches.

MAIN BODY OF BAG –

3.  P 2 rows

      EW 5 rows

      P 2 rows

      EW 2 rows

BIND OFF –

4.   Loose Bind off – This is similar to the Basic bind off.  However, after each stitch moved over, and knit off, wrap the peg and knit off again before moving over. Begin Basic Bind off by wrapping the first leading peg & knitting off. (See GoodKnitKisses video tutorial for help)

ALTERNATE better bind off for more stretch (update September 6, 2012) http://youtu.be/UdNXD7F4tZM

DRAWSTRING –

       5.    Using a size I, J or K crochet hook, chain 50 with both strands held as one. Do not tie yet.

Weave the chain into the top of the bag between the knit stitch columns, just below the cast off . Weave back and forth between the outside and inside of the bag till you come to the beginning end.  Tie the ends together and weave tail into the chain or simply cut off.  The tied in can be repositioned into the inside of the bag if you like.  Weave in all loose strands.  Add bar of soap and pull drawstring to close.

CARE:

Hang bag up in shower or tub, wash as needed.  Suggest making one for each person using the bag with many on hand to switch out for hygiene. Be sure to inspect for mildew and clean.

©2012 GoodKnit Kisses

http://youtu.be/FIyW-rwX93I

 


 

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Small Sachet Bag

– Pattern on small or regular gauge loom (samples tested on Knitting Board AllnOne & CinDWood Universal S loom with wedge)

by Kristen Mangus

(adapted from the “Loom Knit Mesh Bag” by Kristen Mangus)

KnittingBoard All-n-One Loom (or other small gauge adjustable loom with at least 18 pegs to be made in the round). Can also be used on one end of 48″ Universal S loom with wedge in place (use same number of stitches to cast on).
Skill Level: Beginner

USES: Small drawstring sachet size bag for small items or stretches for soap as a mesh.

YARN: 1 balls cotton or cotton blend (use scrap yarn less than 30 yards). Lion Brand Cotton Ease used in sample.

(Watch http://www.youtube.com/goodknitkisses for video tutorials on this bag design or SEE BELOW PATTERN POSTED)

Abbreviations: EW = E-wrap P = Purl

Directions:

FLAT PANEL-
1. Set adjustable loom to 18 pegs. Using both strands of yarn E-wrap Cast on 7 stitches to loom in a flat panel. Counter clockwise to the starter peg, work as a flat panel in EW 10 rows making sure your working yarn is back to the starter peg for the next row.

BUILDING BASE OF BAG –
2. Leaving the panel on the loom, stretch the panel across the loom to the opposite side and place on pegs across. Now take the side stitches and place loops on adjacent pegs to stretch flat panel to fit on all pegs of the loom. Make sure to pick up ALL side stitches so your bag will not have an open hole. This is the bottom base of the bag. Wrap all pegs EW in a full circle and knit over leaving only 1 strands.

MAIN BODY OF BAG –
3. *Purl 2 rows
EW 5 rows* repeat *,* for a total of two sets
Purl 2 rows
EW 2 rows

 

BIND OFF –
4. Loose Bind off – This is similar to the Basic bind off. However, after each stitch moved over, and knit off, wrap the peg and knit off again before moving over. Begin Basic Bind off by wrapping the first leading peg & knitting off. (See GoodKnitKisses video tutorial for help)

DRAWSTRING –
5. Using a size I, J or K crochet hook, chain 50. Do not tie yet.

Weave the chain into the top of the bag between the knit stitch columns, just below the cast off . Weave back and forth between the outside and inside of the bag till you come to the beginning end. Tie the ends together and weave tail into the chain or simply cut off. The tied in can be repositioned into the inside of the bag if you like. Weave in all loose strands. Drawstring to close the soap bag.

SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR VIDEOS!!! 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIyW-rwX93I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

See end of review video for cast off at about 10 minute mark. For now till new video made.

USES:
Use as a sachet for potpourri or scented candle chips, feminine hygiene packet for purse or bag, other small items. Can stretch to use as a soap bar bag.

Happy Looming!!

©2012 GoodKnit Kisses

 

Mesh Soap Bag Pattern – loom knit
by Kristen Mangus – Originally published March 8, 2012

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One Comment
  1. I’m knitting a top for myself, from the bottom up. How can I do a partial bindoff? I’d like to bind off the middle third – the neckline. Then continue loom knitting the 2 end thirds – as shoulders. Can you help?

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