DIY shoebox suitcases from Brigitte - bemalte Schuhkartons. Tutorial in German. With PDf file with suitcase drawings for you to use: http://www.brigitte.de/producing/pdf/bastel-vorlagen-1072552/koffer.pdf
My favorite stitch, Linen Stitch: Works on an even number of stitches. Row 1: *Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front. Repeat from * across, ending with a knit 1. Row 2: *Purl 1, slip 1 with yarn in back. Repeat from * across, ending with a purl 1. Repeat these two rows for pattern.