The Ort Bag That Was: A Knitting Project
|Ort Bag that Was by R de Heer|
The pattern was originally for tunisian crochet but I needed a quick project to experiment with tweed stitch. Pattern by Robynn-El Ross. It was in a magazine in a waiting room.
My bag/beanie is made with four pieces of knitted fabric, of 8ply yarn, each 21 stitches wide, length 4x the width.
You need two colours. I used two variegated colours per rectangle, resulting in a green-, red-, yellow- and blue-flavoured panel. For line 1 knit colour a, b, a, b, a, and so on to end, carrying the yarns at the back of the stitches. .........For line 2 knit colour b, a, b, a, b etc. again carrying the yarns at the back of the stitches. Both sides of the work will be the same.
Sewing the project up can drive you a little crazy because it seems very contradictory when you have it about 2/3 done. At the end you may have a little ort bag, or you may have a beanie with fold up flaps. The flaps can be up or over your ears, good for cold weather.