First published in The Knitter, the Cabled Shoulder Bag is an ideal project bag, as a project for practising techniques such as cabling and the Turkish cast on and also for carrying other projects around once you've finished it. The original was lined to aid stability, but it would be just as useful unlined, or even knitted up to a looser tension and then felted.
The Turkish cast on is a nice detail meaning that other than a very small amount of grafting to join one end of the handle to the body of the bag there is no sewing involved at all, but it would be perfectly possible to knit this without the Turkish cast on and instead to sew the bottom of the bag closed.
Tension 17 stitches and 20 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch on 5mm needles, given over st st as it's just easier to measure. One cable repeat, however, is approximately 10.5cm wide.
Finished bag size: approximately 37cm wide by 9cm deep by 27cm tall (14½" x 3½" x 10½").
4 skeins Aslan Trends Guanaco, 60% Alpaca / 40% Merino wool, 133m (145 yds) per 100g skein.
2 x 5mm 60cm(24") circular needles, or the size required to give you the correct tension.
1 button, approximately 5cm diameter or closure of your choice. This bag is ideal for showing off your favourite vintage one-off button languishing at the bottom of your button tin.
Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in.
Instructions for the cable patterns are charted only, instructions for making the lining are included.
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