Sunday, March 8, 2009

Little Knitted Pouch

This attractive little knitted pouch is lined with gingham fabric and is great for storing small items. I use mine to hold my nail scissors and nail files but it could be used for jewellery or even your MP3 player and earphones.

To make this pouch you will need:
  • 1 x 50g ball of DK yarn
  • 1 pair of 3mm knitting needles
  • A piece of fabric 32cm x 13cm
  • 2 small wooden or plastic toggles
  • Sewing thread (the same colour as your yarn)
  • K = Knit
  • P = Purl
  • Yf = Yarn front
  • P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together
  • K3tog = Knit 3 stitches together
Here's how to make it:

Cast on 31 stitches and knit 8 rows.

Begin pattern:
1st row: K7, yf, k1, [p3, k1] 4 times, yf, K7.
2nd and every following alt. row: K5, Purl to last 5 sts, K5.
3rd row: K8, yf, k1, [p3, k1] 4 times, yf, k8.
5th row: K9, yf, k1, [p3, k1] 4 times, yf, k9.
7th row: K10, yf, k1, [p2tog, p1, k1] 4 times, yf, k10.
9th row: K11, yf, k1, [p2tog, k1] 4 times, yf, k11.
11th row: K12, yf, k1, [k3tog, k1] twice, yf, k12.
12th row: K5, P21, K5.

Repeat rows 1-12 11 times more or until work measures 30cm. Knit 8 rows and cast off.

Sew in all yarn ends.

Take your piece of lining fabric and make a 1cm hem all the way around. Lay your knitting face down and place the fabric on top (face up). Sew the fabric to the knitting with a running stitch all the way around the edge.

Now fold your work making the pouch and leave about 7cm for the flap. Sew the two edges together. Sew the two toggles to the front of the pouch and then, with your yarn, make two loops and sew them to the flap.