I originally published this pattern with YarnYay! last summer, but enough time has gone by that I can offer the pattern and kit, and other goodies directly to you (do a little dance). The bag is made with 125 yards of DK Weight Flax & Twine Daytime Linen, which comes in five beautiful, natural colors. You’re going to want one in every color (you could even add a fabric lining). I’m working on one in Rust now, which is so pretty.
Drawstring Knit Bag Pattern is knit on US 6 needles in the Trellis Double Slip Stitch in a gauge of 18 sts x 30 rows over 4″/10cm.
The complete kit comes with:
:: Trellis Knit Drawstring Bag Pattern
:: One skein 123 yards Flax & Twine DK Weight Linen
:: Tapestry needle
:: Thread clippers
:: Size US 6 / 4mm Lykke Driftwood circular needles (optional)
I love the details in this bag. First, this stitch pattern is subtle, but just lovely. The diagonal lines provide excellent texture and depth. Second, having a hem channel means the drawstring slides easily. Third, though it may seem tricky to add a gusseted bottom, but it’s quite simple and makes a big difference in the final product. The pattern includes detailed photos on how to do this. As I’ve said before, I hate making i-cord, so i loved that I found this alternative method that still gives a substantial result. You use your fingers and the yarn, what else could be further up my alley!
I hope you get the chance to make this beautiful bag. Happy Knitting!