Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Need help figuring this out.
I'm making a "Hobo Bag" using one of LionBrand's free patterns and I'm a bit confused.

Top of Second Strap: Work same as Top of First Strap. Place sts on a holder.
Join Straps and Body: Next Row (RS): Using circular needles, k 66 sts of First Strap, cast on 18 sts for body, k 66 sts of Second Strap, cast on 18 sts -- 168 sts. Mark beg of rnd. Join and work around in garter st (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) for 10" more. Dec Rnd: (K 19, k2tog) 8 times -- 160 sts. P 1 rnd. Dec Rnd: (K 18, k2tog) 8 times -- 152 sts. P 1 rnd. Cont in this manner dec 8 sts every other rnd, having 1 st less between decs on each dec rnd, until 8 sts rem; changing to dpns when necessary. Cut yarn, leaving a long strand to draw through rem 8 sts and secure to WS.

I've made the top of the first strap, except I don't have a holder and I'm not sure what it even does.
Also, I don't quite understand how to join the straps and the body. I understand the abbreviations, I just don't understand how to combine them.
I'm a beginner knitter, so any help would be appreciated.
Bflesher is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-03-2009, 04:41 PM   #2
1st Leg of the Journey
albertpollard's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Boise
Posts: 123
Thanks: 24
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
New Knitter dilema
A holder is just a stitch holder, most of them look similar to an over-sized safety pin. You can use a dpn (double pointed needle), a small length of yarn, a zip tie or anything you can work into the loops on the needle (You slide the loop off the needle onto the 'holder' to free up your needle.
Joining the handles to the body just means to sew, stitch or otherwise connect the handle to the body. There are MANY methods to do this. Jan will probably feed you some links.
And Welcome and Happy Knitting!!!!
Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 3......Darn!
albertpollard is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to albertpollard For This Useful Post:
Bflesher (05-03-2009)
Old 05-03-2009, 06:10 PM   #3
Casting On
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
So, should I bind off after I finish the straps?

That's the link to the pattern, by the way.
Bflesher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
No you don't BO; you're going to take the sts from the First strap, knit them, CO some sts, knit the sts from the 2nd strap, CO some more sts. Then you join in a circle to knit the body of the bag.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help figuring out pattern MaryAnn2012 How-to Questions 3 12-23-2011 10:16 AM
Please...I need help figuring this out.... Quiltlady How-to Questions 2 07-10-2009 11:50 PM
Help with figuring out chart please cookworm Pattern Central 1 10-15-2007 10:24 AM
figuring it out letah75 Crochet! 11 10-01-2007 08:24 AM
figuring gage suzi55 How-to Questions 1 08-21-2007 09:46 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:00 AM.