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Everlasting Bagstopper

Pattern Design:  Amy R. Singer

Image: Amy R. Singer

Model: Emma Jean Hogbin


Amy R. Singer is the Editor of Knitty.com


Class Description

This two-session class is designed to give students a basic introduction to knitting in the round with additional opportunity to learn the Yarn Over stitch – the foundation to knitting lace.  Students will knit a popular market bag pattern, Everlasting Bagstopper, designed by the editor of Knitty.com, Amy R. Singer.  They will learn how to work the base with an optional provisional cast on, how to pick up and knit stitches, and the basics of knitting in the round with circular needles.  Students will also have the option of learning how to make an ICord for an alternative handle/bag closure.  Made with any worsted or dk weight yarn in cotton or other natural fibers, you’ll be finished just in time for Farmers’ Market!


Pre-requisite Skills

         Knit, Purl and simple knit/purl combinations

         At least one type of cast on and bind off


Supplies / Materials

         Free pattern downloaded from knitty.com http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTeverlasting.html

         Approximately 330 yds of cotton or hemp  yarn (for the I-cord option, one additional skein will be needed)

         3.75 mm (US #5) circular knitting needles (24” length)

         6.5 mm (US #10/5) circular knitting needles (24” length)

         1.2m (1.3 yards) sturdy twill tape or ribbon for handles

         Stitch markers (optional)

         Tapestry needle

         Sewing needle


Recommended Yarn (Available at The Yarn Basket)

         Takhi Cotton Classic

         Berroco Suede


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