Striped Knitted Tie Top Lavender Bag

Perfect to fragrance draws or to keep under your pillow for the perfect nights sleep.


1 pair 4 mm Needles
2 small balls of double knitting yarn in contrasting colours.  (This is a perfect project of using up oddments)
2mm Crochet Hook


   P2Tog    Purl the next two stitches on the needle together as a single stitch
   K   Knit the number after it designated how many stitches
   S1   Slip the next stitch onto the needle with out knitting it
   PSSO    Pass slip stitch over the stitch you have just knitted (Reduces number of stitches on needle by 1)
   YFWD    Pass yarn forward over needle.  (increases number of stitches by 1, leaving a hole).


To make Lavender Bag (make 2):
Using 4mm needles cast on 14 stitches with colour A.
**Using colour A work 4 rows on stocking stitch, starting with a knit row.
Change to colour B, and work 2 rows in stocking stitch ***
Repeat from ** to *** twice more, ending on a purl row.

Shape top:
Using colour A
Row 1: Knit to end, decreasing 1 stitch at either end of row.
Row 2: Purl to end, decreasing 1 stitch at either end of row.
Row 3: K2, [YFWD, S1, K1, PSSO] repeat to end
Work 4 rows in stocking stitch .  Cast Off.

To make up:

Sew up around sides and bottom of bag.  Using a 2mm crochet hook form a chain of 40 loops and thread through holes in bag.  Once in place. Rejoin yarn and form 3 x treble crochet stitches onto either end of each drawstring.  Secure ends.  Pack with lavender and tie securely.  If your knitting is very loose or the lavender seeds particularly small it is worth considering sewing the seeds in a muslin pouch or tying then into an old clean pop sock to prevent seeds from escaping from the bag.

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