CONSTRUCTION This small backpack knitting pattern comes in two sizes, and features a stitch pattern created through knitting into rounds or rows below the live stitches. The stitch pattern looks like bubbles on the right side of the fabric and lattice on the wrong side. The bag is worked from the bottom up, starting with a mitred square worked flat. Stitches are picked up around the edges of the square, then worked in the round for the remainder of bag. Two straps are made as i-cords and can be done in the same yarn as the backpack body or in a contrasting yarn. Strap length can be adjusted by changing where the knot is tied.
You can choose to have your bag feature the right- or wrong-side of the fabric; you simply need to decide this before attaching the straps.
SIZING 2 sizes
Flat lay measurements of bag: 7.25 (11) in/ 18.5 (27) cm by 11.5 (18) in/ 29 (45.5) cm
A sock set (one 100 g skein with a contrasting 20 g mini skein) works well for this pattern.
Bag: 42 (100) g of any fingering weight yarn; approximately 400 y (365 m) / 100 g.
Straps: 14 (20) g of fingering weight in the same or a contrasting colour.
GAUGE in 4 in/10 cm after blocking
Mitred Square, worked flat
28 sts by 44 rows.
Lattice Stitch, worked in the round
24 sts by 60 rnds.
Garter, worked in the round
28 sts by 44 rnds.
Small: 3.5 mm/ US4 circular and 2 dpns (optional).
Substitute with sizes required to obtain gauge if needed. If your gauge alters working in the round compared to flat, adjust accordingly.
14-16 inches (35-40 cm) for working flat and in the round. You may require a longer cord to work the Base of the Bag in magic loop.
scissors, scrap yarn, tapestry needle, stitch markers (2).
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES & HELPFUL LINKS
picking up stitches, working in the round, knitting below live stitches, dropping stitches, i-cords.