Earlier this year, I knit a bag.
It’s made of hand spun wool, which I dyed with Kool-Aid. Two packages of black cherry, and one of orange. The original color was grayish brown. Or was it brownish gray? 😉
The bag is knit on circular needles, because I decided to minimize the number of seams. It has one seam at the bottom. And even that one I closed without sewing.
Well, more on that later.
The pattern is actually fairly simple. I used a combination of garter stitch and stockinette stitch. Stockinette because, well it’s easy on circular needles. You just knit every stitch. And garter, because I wanted a flat not rolled top and a thicker bottom.
The bag ends when it does because, well I was tired of knitting garter stitch on circular needles. Hey, I thought it’s as good an excuse as any! 😉
Garter stitch makes a nice sturdy bottom, don’t you agree?
When I made the bag, I wasn’t sure if I’d use it for a purse or a bag. I decided to line it because, well pens and knitting needles tend to poke through the knitted fabric. And after I finished it, I decided I like it for my knitting.
So, now I have a knitted knitting bag. 😀
The instructions, including how I closed the bottom and my suggestions for places you could customize it are all in the pattern.
The pattern is free. You can download it here.
Here’s another view:
Or two … 8)
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