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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Good Day Sunshine

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Good Day Sunshine
Good Day Sunshine
Good Day Sunshine

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cabling
  • Seaming
  • Lining a bag

Pattern Description:

Knit totes are fabulous items. They are simple in construction but carry a lot of wow! factor. They allow you to play with a stitch, yarn, or color that you might not pick for a sweater but still love. And to top it all off, they're useful! Good Day Sunshine will brighten your day while knitting it and while carrying it. At 11 inches square by 2 inches deep, it's a good size for toodling around town, without being so large that it's unwieldy.

Fans of cabling, here's a new challenge for you: this tote IS cabled, but not in a traditional roping pattern. Instead, the cables on the sides cross one knit stitch with three purls, forming sunburst checks. Just for a fun contrast, the strap is a super-traditional woven braid. This is a great project to practice cabling without a needle!


18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11 inches square by 2 inches deep


  • 350-400yd worsted weight yarn
  • US8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Cabling needle
  • Lining material, needle & thread