Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Day Tripper Bag - Free Pattern!

This is a simple knit bag meant to hold just those few things for a fun time out on the town; it also works well as a nice small project bag. I wanted to showcase some of that fun ribbon yarn you see at your LYS, it’s also perfect for using those bits of precious handspun yarn we all tend to accumulate.

An easy knit, the main body is a knit in the round, the pattern is created with dropped stitches. The shaping happens when you add a drawstring at the end. The bottom of the bag is picked up and knitted with dpns.

Ribbon Bag
-2 skeins Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon yarn, Color #16 – 66 yds. per skein
(Note: I used very little of the 2nd skein, you could use an alternate yarn for the bottom of bag/handles if desired.)
-Size US 8 (5 mm) 16” circular needle, size US 7 (4.5 mm) dpns
Handspun Bag
-130 yds. of an aran weight/bulky handspun yarn, my yarn was approx. 9 WPI
-50 yds. of matching yarn for bottom of bag and handles, if desired
(I used Urban Silk, an aran weight 80% silk/20% cotton yarn, 92 yds. per ball.)
-Size US 10 (6 mm) 16” circular needle; size US 8 (5 mm) dpns
-Stitch marker
-Optional decorative button

You can follow this link to Ravelry download: Day Tripper Bag - Ravelry

Or you can follow this link to my website and I'll e-mail you the pdf:
Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy it!

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