Alison Tote Pattern


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Alison Tote Pattern

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Felting/fulling
  • Cabling
  • I-cord

Pattern Description:

Felted tote using one skein of Malabrigo Worsted wool. This tote uses cables to add detailing to the flap and sides, and has decreases at the bottom to give depth. The strap is adjustable; mods suggested by testers exist (see projects). A joy to knit - both because of the yarn and the pattern - and looks great either felted or unfelted and with a lining.


18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8in by 6in (20cm by 15cm)


  • 200 - 216 yards (183 - 198 m) worsted weight wool yarn (shown in Malabrigo Worsted)
  • US 9 (5.5mm) AND US 10 (6.0mm) circular knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Cabling needle
  • Yarn needle

About Designer

About Designer


Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website:

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