Small Sachet Bag 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
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)
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.
SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR VIDEOS!!! 🙂
See end of review video for cast off at about 10 minute mark. For now till new video made.
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.
©2012 GoodKnit Kisses
Thursday 22nd of March 2012
Wow. I have some of these looms but don't know what to do with them. I bought a whole bunch at a tag sale. Nice work and thanks for showing us how. Linda