The Honey Washbag is worked in one piece from the bottom up. First the bottom is worked in double knitting. Then stitches are picked up and knitted around the sides of the bottom and the sides of the bag are worked in the round in honeycomb brioche stitch. For the top of the bag the two tabs at the ends are worked first in double knitting, then the two plackets for the two sides of the zipper are worked. Finally, the zipper is sewn in with needle and thread and the lining for the bag is sewn (either on a sewing machine or by hand) and installed. The pattern contains the sewing instructions for the lining.
Size: one size
Length: 23 cm [9 inches]
Depth: 8 cm [3¼ inches]
Height: 17 cm [6¾ inches]
Gauge: 24 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in double knitting on 2.5 mm [US1½] needles
18 sts x 56 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in honeycomb brioche stitch on 2.5 mm [US1½] needles
Needles: Circular needle: 2.5 mm [US1½] / 40 and 80 cm [16 and 32 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 2.5 mm [US1½]
Materials: Approx. 63 g Sunday by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 235 m [254 yds]) held together with approx. 32 g Silk Mohair by Isager (25 g = 210 m [232 yds]) or approx. 31 g Soft Silk Mohair by Knitting for Olive (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or approx. 31 g Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]).
4 mm, 23 cm [9 inches] zipper. Fabric for lining, 33 x 52 cm [13 x 20½ inches]. Sewing thread and needle.
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
This pattern is digital and will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail.
Zippers in a variety of colors can be found here.
Lining can be found here.
The blue Honey Washbag is knitted in Sunday by Sandnes Garn in the color Isblå  held together with Silk Mohair by Isager in the color 41.
Honeycomb brioche stitch:
Measure gauge in Honeycomb brioche stitch:
Picking Up Stitches along the bottom and begin Honeycomb brioche:
Tabs and plackets:
Sew in the zipper:
Sew the lining:
Sew in the lining: