*Jabot*

A Beaded Knit Pendant Bag

A Beaded Knit Pendant Bag

By Lori L. Bell

© 2002 and 2008

Materials:

0000 knitting needles

1 ball size 8 pearl cotton

1 hank of 11° seed beads

#20 tapestry needle

Optional accent beads

Abbreviations:

k = knit

sl = slip

sl x = slip x beads

Transfer beads to pearl cotton.

Cast on 18 stitches.

Rows 1-2: k across

Row 3: k 2, sl 1, (k1, sl 1 repeat ending with k 2)

Row 4: k across

Rows 5-10: (k 3, sl 1, 5 times), k 3

Rows 11-16: (k 3, sl 2, 5 times) k 3

Rows 17-22: (k 3, sl 3, 5 times) k 3

Rows 23-30: (k 3, sl 4, 5 times) k 3

Rows 31-44: (k 3, sl 5, 5 times) k 3

Rows 45-54 contain short rows. Short rows are used for shaping and give the bottom of the bag a scalloped appearance. Short rows are made by wrapping a stitch and turning your work and beginning the next row without working having worked to the end of the previous one. To wrap a stitch, simply slip 1 stitch purl wise, bring the working thread forward, slip stitch back onto original needle. Turn your work and begin the next row.

Row 45: (k 3, sl 5, 4 times), * k 1, wrap 1 stitch and turn your work. Begin the next row.

Row 46: k 1, sl 5, (k 3, sl 5, twice), repeat from* above

Row 47: k 1, sl 5, k 3, sl 5, repeat from * above

Row 48: k 1, sl 5,(k3, sl 5, twice) k 3

Row 49: (k 3, sl 5, 5 times) k 3

Rows 50-54: Repeat Rows 45-49

Row 55: k3, sl 20, k 3, sl 30, k3 sl 40, k 3, sl 30, k3 sl 20, k3

Row 56: (k 3, sl 5, 5 times) k 3

Row 57: Repeat Row 55

Row 58: Repeat Row 56

Row 59: k 3, sl 15, k 3, sl 25, k 3, sl 35, k 3, sl 25, k 3, sl 15, k 3

Row 60: Repeat Row 56

Row 61: Repeat Row 59

Row 62: Repeat Row 56

Row 63: k 3, sl 5, k 3, sl 20, k3, sl 30, k 3, sl 20, k 3, sl 5, k 3

Row 64: Repeat Row 56

Row 65: Repeat Row 63

Row 66: Repeat Row 56

Row 67: k 3, sl 5, k 3 sl 15, k 3, sl 25, k 3, sl 15, k 3, sl 5, k 3

Row 68: Repeat Row 56

Row 69: k3, sl 4, k 3, sl 15, k 3, sl 25, k 3, sl 15, k3, sl 4, k 3

Row 70: (k 3, sl 4, 5 times) k 3

Row 71: k 3, sl 4, k 3, sl 10, k 3, sl 20, k 3, sl 10, k 3, sl 4, k 3

Row 72: Repeat Row 70

Row 73: Repeat Row 71

Row 74: Repeat Row 70

Row 75: (k3, sl 4, twice) k 3, sl 10, (k3, sl 4, twice) k 3

Row 76: Repeat Row 70

Row 77: (k 3, sl 3, twice) k 3 sl 10, (k 3, sl 3, twice) k 3

Row 78: (k 3, sl 3, 5 times) k 3

Rows 79-82: (k 3, sl 3, 5 times) k 3

Rows 83-88: (k 3, sl 2, 5 times) k 3

Rows 89-94: (k 3, sl 1, 5 times), k 3

Row 95: k 2, sl 1, (k1, sl 1 repeat ending with k 2)

Rows 96-97: k across

Bind off. Fold in half with right sides together. Whip stitch side seams using pearl cotton and tapestry needle. Turn. Attach accent beads if desired and add neck strap.