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Old 01-17-2014, 12:34 AM   #1
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Help with Lucy bag handles
After admiring my coworker's Lucy bag, I finally decided to attempt it. So far I've done good and am up to the part with the handles...and this is where I'm confused. The patter I have reads as such:

Working flat, set-up the handles as follows: Bo 4sts., k12, bo 5sts., k12, bo 8sts., k12, bo 5sts., k12, bo 4sts. (74sts.)
Join the yarn to the first set of 12sts., and work 50 rows in
Using Kitchener stitch, graft together the 12sts. just worked, and the next set of 12sts. from the set-up row, taking care not to twist the handle.
Join the yarn to the next set of 12sts. and work 102 rows in
Using Kitchener stitch, graft together the 12sts.

I did the first round of the Bo and k, and it just didn't look right. There was yarn carried across the Bo openings. I don't know if I need to Bo onto stitch holders. I would appreciate any help in clearing up my confusedness!
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:43 AM   #2
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I'm trying to think how you could bind off and have a strand of yarn carried across. Could you post a picture?
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The bind off should be the same as the bind off you use at the end of any project.
If you work it this way, your working yarn will be on the left side of the gap created by the bind off, ready to knit the next set of sts. After the final bind off, the working yarn is at the end of your knitting and you can cut it leaving about a 6 inch tail to weave in later. There won't be a strand of yarn across the openings because you've used the yarn in the bind off.
This may be the pattern
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