When over my Mother's place this past weekend I realized that there wasn't a lot of places to set my knitting bag. No matter how small it was, the floor space just wasn't there with all the people visiting. I then thought of this neat idea for a way to hold small balls of yarn for that traveling project. This will work great when standing, in the car and on the go. This holds smaller balls of yarn and yarn cakes, and as you knit standing up, you can slouch the pouch down to your elbow to keep it out of the way.
Yarn: Sport weight
Needles: #3 set of 5 dpn
Gauge: 6 sts =1" in St st.
Materials: 2 D rings, tapestry needle
C.O. 8 sts evenly onto 4 dpn needles.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Knit in Front and Back of each stitch. (K in f & b) (8 st increase, 16 sts)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: *K1, k in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end (24 sts)
Round 5: Knit
Round 6: *K2, K in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end. (32 sts)
Round 7: Knit
Round 8: *K3, k in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end (40 sts)
Round 9: Knit
Round 10: *K4, k in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end. (48 sts)
Round 11: Knit
Round12: *K5, K in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end (56 sts)
Round 13: Knit
Round 14: *K6, K in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end. (64 sts)
Round 15: Knit
The body is worked in the "Pattern Body" of the graph below. This creates the swirl pattern. Work in the pattern body until piece measures 3'' (Not including bottom of bag).
#1) P2, K2 to end
#2) K1, *P2, K2 to last stitch, K1
#3) *K2, P2, to last stitch
#4) P1, *K2, P2 to last stitch, P1
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.
Then work a P2, K2 ribbing for 3 rounds.
To do this. knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts of the last round,as in chart.
B.O. and weave in ends.
C.O. 8 sts. Leave about a 10" string on the C.O. end.
Knit in garter st. until piece measures 8".
B.O. Leaving another 10" string at the B.O. end.
Using the strings at both ends, sew the strap to the curved edge of the D ring. Using another piece of string sew the flat edge of the D ring to the body of the yarn holder. To do this properly, lay the piece flat and use a stitch marker or safety pin to mark each side.
Viola! You are done!