I’ve been having a bit of a bag knitting blitz lately. I seem to find a new knitting project, get obsessed with it and end up knitting heaps of that project….maybe 30 pair of socks in a year is a good example of that obsession!
This handy market bag is made from 4 x 50g of hand dyed Ashford Tekapo 8ply wool that I purchased from the Redland Spinners & Weavers open day in June last year. I love the colours; they’re ideal for a market bag as they’ll hide any dirty marks quite well.
You can find the pattern for Mel’s Handy Market Bag under the ‘Free Knitting Patterns’ section on the banner along the top of my blog or here on Ravelry.
Makes a handy little tote for some of my numerous recent yarn purchases.
The next bag, made from the same pattern, is a lot larger as it’s made with Bernat Cottontots Solid 10ply 100% cotton. I used 2 x 100g balls to make it. The colourway is ‘catnip’ however I’ve called this bag my In the Limelight Market Bag. I just love this bright lime green.
There is so much ‘stretch’ to these bags. They may look relatively small when they’re empty but they sure do expand to hold quite a bit hence it is important not to get carried away when you’re knitting the handle as it’ll stretch too. I’m sure you don’t want your bag dragging on the ground do you?
The bags have a great circular base which makes placement of the handles so easy as there are no corners to line up with.
As mentioned before, the pattern is available free on Ravelry and it’s been downloaded over 70 times so I am patiently waiting for someone to knit it so I can see how others’ finished bags look.
Until next time…