Staircase Bags

Staircase Bags

“Staircase Bags” by Suesan Roth

Mitered squares come together for this bag in two sizes, with instructions for making a matching scarf. Designed by Suesan Roth. Inspired by the many steps to the top of the Mother Cabrini shrine on Lookout Mountain near Golden, Colorado.

From Beth:

In 1910, Mother Cabrini founded a summer camp for her orphanage on Lookout Mountain near Golden, Colorado. Following her beatification, the location became a pilgrimage site, with a 373 step staircase tracing her path to the top of the mountain.

Designer Suesan Roth has a special love for this landmark — her husband proposed at the top of the stairs. This set of bags commemorates those steps, represented by the mitered blocks.

Finished Measurements: Large bag approximately 23″ wide x 13½” high (58cm x 35cm); small bag approximately 7″ wide x 8″ tall (18cm x 20cm)

Project Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4″ (10cm) in stockinette stitch on US 5 (3.75mm)

Yarn: Ella Rae Classic Superwash (100% superwash wool, 219 yards/200m per 100g skein) 3 skeins Russet #37 (MC), 2 skeins Light Copper #13 (CC)