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Katia Summer Backpack

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Backpack Knitting Pattern

Size: height 36 cm (14"). width 50 cm (20")

Materials:
Katia Colibri yarn 204 m (223 yds) / 50 g - 1 skein
Peaches & Creme 100% cotton worsted weight yarn color 4 ecru 112 m (122 yds) / 70 g - 2 balls
Aunt Lydia's crochet thread Size #10 color ecru - 1 ball.
Elann.com Callista DK yarn 119 m (130 yds) / 50 gr - 1 skein.
5 yds of white twisted cord 3/16" wide.
two 3/4" wood buttons
Needles: 6 (4.0 mm) for the main part of backpack and 2 (2.75 mm) for the pocket OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook G (4.00 mm)

Gauge for stocking stitch using 1 strand of Katia Colibri and 1 strand of Peaches & Creme cotton:
12 st x 18 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Gauge for stocking stitch using 1 strand of Katia Colibri and 1 strand of Aunt Lydia's crochet thread:
16 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Stocking Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Two-Sided Stocking Stitch Rib:
Cast on even amount of stitches
1 k, slip 1 st with yarn in front
Turn, repeat the first row knitting slipped stitches and slipping stitches knitted in the previous row.

Small Cable Rib:
Multiple of 4 plus 2
Rows 1 an 3 (wrong side): k2, * p2, k2*, repeat from * to *
Row 2: p2, *k2, p2*, rep from * to *
>Row 4: p2, *k2tog, but leave sts on the left needle; then insert right-hand needle between the 2 sts just knitted together and knit the 1st stitch again; then slip both sts from the left needle, p2*, rep frpm * to *
repeat rows 1-4.

Directions
Cast on 62 sts (including edge stitches) with Peaches & Creme.
Knit 12 rows of two-sided stocking stitch rib.
With 1 strand of Katia Colibri and 1 strand of Peaches & Creme cotton knit 64 cm (25") of stocking stitch.
With only Peaches & Creme knit 12 rows of two-sided stocking stitch rib. cast off.

Pocket
Cast on 40 sts (including edge stitches) with 1 strand of Katia Colibri and 1 strand of Aunt Lydia's crochet thread.
Knit 36 rows of stocking stitch.
With Elann.com Callista knit small cable rib for for 12 rows. Cast off.

Finishing:
Join the side seams of the backpack up to two-sided rib.
Sew on the pocket in the middle of the front. Sew on 2 buttons (see pictures).
Crochet 2 loops at the bottom of the backpack (see pictures)
Cut the cord in half and thread both lengths into the two-sided rib according to the diagram below.

Enjoy!

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