This little knitting bag went to market …
Summer brings to mind the start of harvest bounty and farmer’s markets where local fresh fruits and vegetables fill the stalls. For July’s project KAL, we make a colorful string bag for eco-friendly shopping trips to your favorite fresh markets.
Come join us to knit Crossed Loop Market Bag. This colorful string bag scrunches down to next to nothing until needed. Then expands to an amazing size to accommodate your market purchases, corral fiber and yarn, or whatever. It’s a great bag to take to the beach or poolside, too.
Beyond BOBBOL with Non-Lace
I promised that some projects in this year’s KAL series will go beyond lace and beads to try new things in other areas. This month’s stitch pattern technique is one of those “beyond”.
The knitting for this market bag goes quickly because the main pattern stitch is a nifty elongated twisted stitch that is at least double the height of a normal stitch.
I call the method used to make this stitch “cross looped”. It’s lace-like because of it’s openness, but not technically lace. I guess we will refer to it as non-lace lace, lol.
You’ll also be guided step-by-step with skill-building instructions for making a self-joining tubular casing for the drawstring I-cord handles.
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Knit, learn, and enjoy the making!