|Zig Zag Bag|
Starting with the base, cast on 48 stitches with 10.5 (6.5mm) circular needles 29" long. Knit every row for until there are 24 ridges. Place a marker and pick up 24 stitches along one side, 48 stitches along cast on edge, and 24 stitches on remaining side. Join to knit in the round. There should be 144 stitches. Knit every round for 2 inches. Start the Chevron pattern. Put a marker every 12 stitches, if you like.
Round 1: Knit 1, M1, Knit 4, S2KP, Knit 4, M1
Round 2: Knit
Knit 8 rounds of each color. I used 9 different colors, but I think 8 would have been better. At the top of the bag, knit 1 round decreasing, but not increasing. Finish with several rounds in garter stitch. Handle is 5 stitch i-cord 18" long.
Felt in washing machine.
M1 = pick up a loop in the strand between last stitch and next stitch and knit through the back (increase)
S2KP = Slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitches over the knit stitch
(centered double decrease)
I have no idea how much yarn was used, but each round took about 5 yards. The pattern is a multiple of 12, so you could make a different size bag. And you don't have to make a base, you could just seam the bottom. In fact, that's exactly what I am going to do, because I have yarn left over!