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Four of Wands Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern

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The Perfect Bag from Cast On to Complete!

Four of Wands Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern
Four of Wands Tarot Bag by Joy Vernon. Shown open. Hand knit in Noro “Kureyon AIR,” 100% wool. Color shown: 263, Tomato Black Brown; cotton ribbon drawstring with glass crow beads.
“Four of Wands” from the Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley, Frieda Harris, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 1978

Using double pointed needles for the first time? Start here! This pretty pouch is called the Four of Wands Tarot Bag because you knit it with four needles. The pattern is easy-peasy and knits up lickety-split so you can focus on mastering your magic wands and not on counting a complicated stitch pattern.

The Four of Wands card in the tarot is called Completion. Chunky yarn and big needles help you slide into done while having fun! Another title for the card is Perfected Work, and this project lets you practice until you’re practically perfect.

Made from thick, soft wool, the Four of Wands Tarot bag is a plush cozy for your deck. This streamlined and elegant accessory splashes color with variegated yarn, while glass crow beads sparkle on a strapping cotton ribbon drawstring.

Simple doesn’t mean dowdy. My signature decrease tailors the bottom of the bag for a made-to-measure fit.

The finished bag is 6″ from below the drawstring to the bottom, and 5 1/4″ wide, fitting either a standard or slightly oversize deck. 

Download a pdf of the Four of Wands Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern or find it on Ravelry.

Sizing And Materials

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Stitches used: knit, knit two together (k2tog), yarn over (yo)
  • If you’re a brand new beginner, first, get comfortable with the knit stitch. Then try this pattern! It’s designed to introduce the use of double pointed needles for those who are already comfortable with the knit stitch
  • Although I used Noro wool because I had it on hand, I don’t necessarily recommend it for beginners (it needs a gentle touch or it can break). But any super bulky yarn will work. For a similar bag I used Yarn Bee “Dream Spun.” Find a yarn that you like to work with and that has a similar gauge to that listed below.
  • Once you’ve mastered this pattern, advance to my Two-Hour Tarot Bag or Diamond Pane Window Tarot Bag

Finished Size

  • Approximately 5 1/4” wide by 6” tall (from bottom of bag to drawstring)
  • Fits a standard size tarot deck

Gauge

  • 10.5 st = 4” in Stockinette
  • Gauge is relevant but not critical

Materials

  • 65 g (65 m) Noro “Kureyon AIR,” 100% wool. Color shown: 263, Tomato Black Brown.
  • 1 yd 3/8” (10 mm) cotton ribbon
  • 12 crow beads in contrasting colors

Supplies

  • US Size 11 (8.0 mm) DPNs
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Large-eye needle to thread the ribbon through the beads (if the tapestry needle is too large)
Four of Wands Tarot Bag by Joy Vernon. Hand knit in Noro “Kureyon AIR,” 100% wool. Color shown: 263, Tomato Black Brown; cotton ribbon drawstring with glass crow beads. Shown with Liber T: Tarot of Stars Eternal by Andrea Serio and Roberto Negrini.

Abbreviations

  • CO cast on
  • DPNs double pointed needles
  • g grams
  • oz ounces
  • yds yards
  • m meter
  • mm millimeter
  • st stitch
  • k knit
  • k2tog knit two stitches together
  • yo yarn over

Four of Wands Tarot Bag Instructions

Four of Wands Tarot Bag by Joy Vernon. Shown closed. Hand knit in Noro “Kureyon AIR,” 100% wool. Color shown: 263, Tomato Black Brown; cotton ribbon drawstring with glass crow beads.

Casting On

CO 27 stitches, divide evenly between three DPNs, and join to knit in the round.

Drawstring Cuff

Rows 1-4: knit

Row 5: *k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from *

Body of the Bag

Rows 6-25: knit

Shaping the Bottom of the Bag

Row 26: k9, k2tog, k14, k2tog

Row 27: k9, k2tog, k12, k2tog

Row 28: k9, k2tog, k10, k2tog

Row 29: k9, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog

Finishing

Bind off and cut the yarn leaving an 18” tail.

Using the 18” tail, stitch the bottom together with an overhand stitch.

Weave in ends.

Drawstrings

Thread the ribbon through the eyelets, starting on the right side and threading it in and out of each eyelet until you’re back where you started.

Then thread the second piece of ribbon starting on the left side going all the way around and back to where you started.

Decorate the ends of the ribbon with crow beads, knotting under the beads.

Download a PDF of the Four of Wands Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern!

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Click the image to download a pdf of the Four of Wands Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern — perfect for your first project knitting with double pointed needles (DPNs)

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Joy Vernon
Joy Vernon is widely recognized as an expert tarot teacher and respected community leader. With over twenty-five years’ experience teaching energetic and esoteric modalities, Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional tarot structure. Under her leadership, the Denver Tarot Meetup grew into one of the largest and most active tarot-specific meetups in the world. Now Joy runs the Greater Seattle Tarot Meetup. Joy works as a tarot reader, astrologer, and teacher in Burien, Washington. To learn more, please visit JoyVernon.com.

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