Knitting begins with a provisional cast on. The base is worked back and forth, then stitches are picked up, and knitting continues in the round. A couple of stitch changes later, most of the stitches are bound off, and then the handle is knit.
Yarn: sport weight, 150 (250, 375) yards.
Needles: DPNs, 2 circular needles, or one long circular needle for magic loop; after working in the round for 4 to 8 rows on smaller sizes, may be able to move to short circular needle, if desired.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm in st st, with small needles
Finished sizes: 9.5 x 11.5 (11.5 x 13.5, 13.5 x 16.5) in; 24 x 29 (29 x 34.5, 34.5 x 42) cm empty, not stretched, not including handle.
Stitch instructions: written and charted.
Notions: Smooth waste yarn in contrasting color for provisional cast on, 1 stitch marker, yarn needle.
Skills: Provisional cast on, picking up stitches along an edge, YO, k2tog, p2tog, knit and purl in same stitch, knitting in the round, 3-needle bind off.