JAG Walden Knits
(3 skeins for bag, 1 skein for flat handle)
Cast off when you have a wide enough top trim - at least 2 - 3 inches.
before felting photo
FLAT HANDLE PATTERN
1 full skein Noro Kureyon
Cast on 15 onto double pointed needles size 10 1/2 or 11.
Knit every stitch except for the last 2.
Slip the last 2 stitches PURLWISE.
Turn and repeat....knitting every stitch except the last 2, slip last 2 purlwise, turn, repeat......
cast off as usual when it's as long as you want.
You can use any ODD number of stitches for this depending upon how wide you want your handle.
This creates a really nice FLAT handle that doesn't curl on the sides.
I sewed the handle to the sides of the bag on the inside and FELTED.
Make sure that the bag felts inside and STAYS inside the pillow case or else the strap/handle will get misshaped and all tangled up.
final dimensions after felting--- 13 inches long by 9 1/2 inches wide
Here is a picture of the 5 PANEL VERSION:
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