Approx 18" square, excluding handles.
Lining approx 20" x 40".
17 sts and 30 rows = 4" in garter st.
Back and Front (make alike).
Beg at top of Bag, with MC, cast on 75 sts.
Knit 5 rows, noting 1st row is WS.
Proceed in Drop St Pat as follows:
1st to 6th rows: Knit.
7th row: *K1, wrapping yarn around needle 3 times. Rep from * to end of row.
8th row: *Knit, dropping extra 2 loops. Rep from * to end of row.
These 8 rows form Drop St Pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 19", ending on a 7th row.
Next row: (Dec row). K5tog, dropping extra 2 loops of each st. 15 sts rem.
Sew sides and bottom of Front and Back tog.
Fold top of Bag to RS along bottom garter ridge of top section. Apply grommets through both thicknesses as shown in picture.
Twisted cord: Cut 12 strands of A, approx.. 80" long. With both strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog.
Thread twisted cord through grommets. Tie in a knot to secure at grommets.
Optional: Lining: With RS facing tog, fold lining in half. Machine stitch or hand sew side seams. Fold top edge approx.. 1" to WS of lining and hand stitch to top row of next garter section below grommets.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
K = Knit
K5tog = Knit next 5 stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together