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These bags are made up of squares that are knitted in the round. The squares are joined by picking up stitches from those around them.
There are two versions; the Market Bag has knitted shoulder straps, the Carrier Bag has an extra square on the front and back that is split to form the handles.
The bags can be worked in any Aran-weight (US: medium-weight) wool that will felt.
I worked the blue Market Bag in a colour-change yarn, using the same colour sequence for each square (Noro Kureyon).
I worked the Carrier Bag in a magic ball yarn made up of different colour-change yarns (Noro) together with solid colour yarns.
The bags could be worked in regular stripes using solid colour yarns, or each square could be a different colour. The choice of yarn is up to you.
Market Bag - before felting 56cm (22in) wide at base, 42cm (16.5in) high, after felting 50 cm (20in) wide at base, 38cm (15in) high.
Carrier Bag - before felting 56cm (22in) wide at base, 56cm (22in) high, after felting 50cm (20in) wide at base, 50cm (20in) high.
Cast on, knit, purl, picking up stitches (diagram), decreasing - k2tog, k2tog tbl (diagrams), working in the round on a set of five needles.
Any Aran wool that will felt - the Market Bag needs a total of 370m (403yds), the Carrier Bag needs a total of 400m (436yds).
A set of five 5mm (UK6/US8) double pointed needles.
Stitch diagrams, full step-by-step diagrams throughout the pattern, instructions on how to make a magic ball yarn.
This listing is for the PATTERN ONLY, not a kit of materials or the finished item. It is a PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY, not a printed pattern.
PATTERN also available in a three pattern MITERED SQUARE BUNDLE
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