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Italian Market Bag

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Enjoy filling your bag at the market or grocery and watch as it stretches to fit your purchases. Knit in the round with two strands held together, the seed stitch bottom is bordered by garter ridges. The body continues in an open pattern. A practical side pocket provides storage for your own plastic bags with access from top and bottom. Add a slip-stitch pocket and wide shoulder strap, then finish it off with an I-cord drawstring. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round I-cord long-tail cast on GAUGE 4.5 sts/in and 7 rows/in = 18 sts/4" and 15 rows/2" in Seed Stitch (ITR) on size 5(3.75mm) ndls 3 sts/in and 4 rows/in = 12 sts/4" and 16 rows/4" in Star Mesh Rib (ITR) on size 9(5.5mm) ndls SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished bottom diameter: 7" Finished height: 15.5" COLORWAY Pearl

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size 5(3.75mm) dpns and circular ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • Size 9(5mm) 24" circular ndls
  • Flax from Fibra Natura, 100% flax, 50g/125 yds (114m)

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I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and technique. Jill Wolcott Knits® patterns are very complete--I strive to create a complete and clear guide to a completed project and leave little room for interpretation. When a pattern challenges you to conquer a new technique, the directions and support are there to give you a great result (I've given it lots of thought and coached many knitters to new skill heights). Your reward will be the skill that you take forward in your knitting. My love is knitting, not sewing, so I design so that as much as possible is done on the knitting needles with sewing only as absolutely necessary. This isn't necessarily a shortcut, but I think it works really well for those who don't love the finishing process. I have an extensive online techniques library to help you master techniques I use, and anything specific to a pattern is included.