I invented and knitted this during one or two role-playing sessions. I wanted a zig-zag pattern to bring out the stripes, and after binding off, the four points and the pretty Noro colourway created a somewhat organic, deep-sea flower-like shape. Then a friend requested one long enough to put her dice cup in.
-1 ball Noro Kureyon (both bags on the photo came out of the same ball)
-A five-needle set of
5mm (US 8) double pointed needles, or a circular needle if you are comfortable
with the magic loop method. I prefer dpns because there is exactly one pattern
repeat per needle.
- Tapestry needle.
Gauge & Size
is not important here. Just make sure you use needles that will give you a nice, firm fabric. The smaller bag I made is approx. 6.5 inches long and 3.5 inches wide (16.5 x 9cm), enough for a good handful of dice.
kfb: inc 1 st by knitting the front loop, then in the back loop of the same st. If in doubt, youtube.
dd (double decrease): slip 2 sts together as if to knit, knit the next st, pass the slipped sts over the knitted st. This creates a symmetrical point in the row with one stitch in the middle.
Do as many rows as you
need to get a square.
Knit round once.
Begin zig-zag pattern:
*kfb, k5, dd, k5, kfb.
Now for the eyelets:
Now knit on in zig-zag
"Little tube to slide up and down the cord to pull it tight":
CO 8 with 2 dpns, 4 st on each needle. Close to round. K in the round for about 6 rows. BO.
Thread the two cord ends through the eyelets of the bag, then through the tube you just knitted. Separate the tube into two parts, one for each end of the cord, by stitching across it with a tapestry needle and some yarn. You can now pull the bag close without have to put a knot in the cord.