Ultimate Sweater Machine®
4-ply worsted weight yarn, one 8-oz or two 31/2-oz skeins (MC); small skein contrasting color in same type yarn (CC); crochet hook; pompon maker (optional).
Caron® Jewel Box
(64% acrylic, 20% rayon, 16% polyester; 2.5oz/70.9g, 100yds/92m): 2 skeins in # 0018 Garnet;
4.5mm (US size G/6) crochet hook;
tapestry ndl (tn)
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9 mm knitting machine
Using USM/ISM KP#3 or appropriate tension setting, in St st with
MY: 14 sts and 22 R = 4/10cm
NEEDLES REQUIRED: 84
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = RS
1. COL. Using closed-edge cast on method and MY, CO 84 sts. RC=000.
2. K to RC=066.
3. BO loosely across.
1. COL. Using closed-edge cast on method and MY, CO 32 sts. RC=000.
2. K to RC=016.
3. BO loosely across.
1. Block pieces to measurements.
2. Join 12" sides of Body to form a tube. [Seam will be at
3. Fold 1 along top edge to WS; using tn and yarn, sl st in
4. Pin Bottom to Body along lower edge.
5. With RS facing, using crochet hook, join Bottom to Body.
6. Drawstring: Using crochet hook, work a chain 30 long; fasten
7. On top edge, pm at center Back [seam], center Front and mid-point
at each side.
8. Fold Backpack in half by bringing the markers of the sides tog,
then fold bringing the markers of the Back and Front to the same
point, flattening piece; [piece is folded with all 4 markers tog].
9. With Front of Backpack facing, insert crochet hook from Front
to Back, 1 in from the side folds, through all 4 thicknesses;
pull one end of the Drawstring through from Back to Front; rep for
the other side, so the drawstring will tie at the Front of the Backpack.
10. Straps (make 2): Using crochet hook, work a chain 32 long;
11. Attach one end of one Strap to the seam at lower edge of Back,
[where Bottom and Body are joined], 1 in from the side.
12. On top edge, pm 3 from the center Back seam and another
2 from the center Back seam.
13. Insert crochet hook at second marker [marker closest to center
Back seam], then out at first marker.
14. Pull through rem end of strap.
15. Rep for other strap.
16. Tie strap ends tog in a bow, or allow to hang.
Weave in ends.
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