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Click-It!

Camera Bag Pattern by Lily G. Hall Hartley

 

 

I designed Click-It because I needed a way to carry my camera and protect it when traveling during my summer vacation.  It is a quick knit with bulky yarn, and an easy introduction to Fair Isle knitting.  Personalize your bag with your name (mine says “Lily’s Camera”), and make some for your friends.  Use your favorite colors and add a cute button.

 

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS

One size, fits most small cameras.

Width: 4 inches

Height: 7 inches

 

MATERIALS

Yarn

[MC] Lamb’s Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep 85% wool 15% mohair; 125yd/4 oz. skein]; color: #5 Onyx; 1 skein

[CC] Lamb’s Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep 85% wool 15% mohair; 125yd/4 oz. skein]; color: #105 RPM Pink; 1 skein

[LC](Letter Color) Lamb’s Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep 85% wool 15% mohair; 125yd/4 oz. skein]; color: #165 Christmas; 1 skein

NOTE – This project uses very little of each skein, and can be made with leftover yarn, or make several bags from the three skeins listed above.

 

Needles

1 8 inch/22 cm length Japanese #10/US #9/5.25 mm circular needle

or

1 set(s) US #9/5.25mm double-point needles

Tapestry Needle

 

Notions

1 Stitch Marker

1 Button of your choice

Size K Crochet hook (optional)


 

GAUGE

12 sts/16 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

 

PATTERN NOTES

When you are ready for the Fair Isle knitting, you can either carry both yarns in the hand you usually use, or carry one in each hand.  When using 2 colors be sure to carry unused yarn loosely across the back of work.

This pattern can also be used to knit covers for cell phones and other small electronics.

Using the alphabet included, chart your Fair Isle design before you start to knit.  Chart over 28 spaces (one for each stitch).

 

PATTERN

Body

Using MC, CO 28 sts with circular needle.  Join, being careful not to twist.

Place Marker at beginning of round.

Rounds 1 – 6 K even.

Rounds 7 – 17 Using Alphabet chart, K Fair Isle name across 28 sts with LC, slipping marker as you go.

Round 18 – with MC, K even

BO 14 sts

Switch to CC

Row 1- K across remaining 14 sts

Row 2 – Turn work, P across

Repeat rows 1&2 3 more times ending with Purl row

Turn Work BO 7 sts

Make a loop of 10 chain stitches (you may want to use crochet hook)

BO remaining sts, beginning with last stitch of your chain.

Bottom

Using CC, CO 10 sts, work in garter stitch (k even every row) for 10 rows. 

BO, leaving long tail.

Use that long tail to sew Bottom to Body using a whip stitch.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends with tapestry needle.  Place camera in bag and close flap.  Mark position of button loop.  Sew button in position.