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Hi Jean,
The idea is that in row 2 you pick up and knit, with color A, the bottoms of the first row of stitches you knitted, so that you get a seamless base to the bag. Once you have knitted a few rows the waste yarn can come out and you should see just 2 rows of color A.

Jean Gross

Okay, I see. What about the second 39 sts. Are they cast on in the same way?


The stitches you pick up in row 2 are the second lot of stitches. You will have 39 on one circular needle (for the front) and 38 on the other circular (for the back).

Jean Gross

Okay, I understand now. This is a really cute pattern, and I'm looking forward to making it during my time laid up with recent ankle surgery. Thanks for being there to sort a few things out!


No problem - Happy to help. Wishing your ankle a speedy recovery!

Jean Gross

The way I'm following your instructions, both needles are connected by the yarn along all 38/39 stitches (the bottom). Is that right?


Yes that sounds right, so now you will knit circularly on the two needles to form the body of the bag. If you haven't used the two circular method before, please look at Cat Bordhi's video on it - it wasn't at all how I thought it would be when I first heard about it!

Jean Gross

Is she trying to show in video 2 how to knit between the two needles as the project grows? The video isn't clear to me. Knitting round 3 with color A, I can't jump from one needle to the next, to complete the round, without bunching up between the needles. Can you explain it better?


The trick with knitting on 2 circulars is that the stitches always stay on the same circular. You knit the first 39 using the other end of the needle they are are on. Then you push those stitches down onto the cord on their needle to keep them from falling off and drop that needle.
Then you push the stitches on the other needle onto the needle shaft and knit those stitches onto the other end of that needle. That completes one round.
It doesn't sound like it should work but it does!

Jean Gross

I was working it with the 38 & 39 as you instructed. But it was handling the length of yarn that puzzled me. After watching a couple of other videos, I think it's coming together for me. You have a nice way of joining right from the beginning. Thank you for your help.


thanks, you are welcome!

Jean Gross

Jacque, what's the method you use for knitting jogless stripes? I've tried a couple that I've seen on utube but neither is very satisfactory.


I don't think there is a perfect way, but if it's ok that the start of the row shifts one stitch over on each round then for me one quite satisfactory way is slipping the first stitch of the round, completing the round, knitting the slipped stitch then slipping the next one (which becomes the beginning of the next round). I do the slipping on every round regardless of whether I am changing colour or not. When I change colours I do it on the next stitch after the slipped one.
Another good way is the helix way explained here

Jean Gross

I have a bit of a problem--After I've done the border rows for the top of the opening, the only way I can think of to keep things even is to cut color A, move it to the other side, and then knit row 2 across the front. Otherwise I have A and B on opposite sides. What's wrong with this scenario?


I am not sure - the work is turned a couple of times in the middle of the row to form the border, and you should end up with the yarns in the right place to continue without cutting.


Jacquie, Thank you for sharing this pattern!

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