Bump City Bag

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• one hank of Island Cotton yarn
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Island Cotton creates the bumpy texture
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Bump City Bag

Size: 8.5" wide, 8" tall

89 yds Ironstone Island Cotton yarn
US#10 circular or double-pointed needles for strap
US#10 circular or straight needles for bag

Gauge: 3 sts = 1 inch

Using straight or circular needles, cast on 25 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-35: Repeat rows 1-2, ending with a knit row.
Rows 36-39: Knit. (This forms a non-rolling edge at top of bag.)
Cast off.

Make a second identical piece.

When you finish the second piece, you can leave a long tail to use when you sew the pieces together.

Or, if you plan to crochet the pieces together, don't cut the yarn - just put the last stitch on your hook, and you're ready to slip stitch the pieces together.

The bag is made in two pieces rather than one folded piece because the seams make for a sturdier bag.

Decide whether you want the knit side or the purl side as the outside of the bag - the photo shows the purl side, but the knit side is quite nice, too. If you don't line your bag, it will be reversible.

Sew the pieces together around three sides, or crochet them together with a slip stitch.

With double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts.
Knit 40" of I-cord (see below for how to work I-cord).
Island Cotton makes a wonderfully bumpy cord.

Sew cord securely at top of side seams.
Optional: add button and loop

How to knit I-cord:

With double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts and knit them. Don't turn at the end of the row; instead slide the stitches back to the other end of the needle and knit them again. (The yarn will be at the wrong end of the row, but nevermind. Just *bring the yarn around the back of the stitches and knit them again, and then slide the stitches back to the other end of the needle.) Repeat from * until cord reaches the desired length.

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