Market Bag KAL (July)

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.

Crossed Loop Market Bag

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

Crossed Loop Market Bag

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.


Crossed Loop Market Bag e-Pattern
Make a colorful string bag for your next eco-friendly shopping trip. A bag that scrunches down to next to nothing until needed; then expands to accommodate more fiber stash purchases or whatever. It's a great bag to take to the beach or poolside, too!

Price: $6.00

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Knit, learn, and enjoy the making!

3 Responses to Market Bag KAL (July)

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  2. Barbara says:

    I’ve been wanting to make myself a market bag. This is great timing, and a wonderful looking bag. Thanks, Jackie!

  3. Christiane says:

    This is so funny I just finished one for my daughter, but it is round. The bottom is a little pouch where you can put the whole bag in until needed. This one will be just great to put these plastic bags that somehow keep creeping in the house. (even the facts that there are 1/2 reusable bags in the back seat of the car).

    Thank you for the pattern.

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