The newest pattern added here, "The Southampton Collection", features four different knitted bags, based around a simple idea: to take a standard craft-store linen tote bag and transform it into a stunning and stylish accessory. The four bags are:
. The "Sarasota Shopper" features bands of texture giving an understated elegance that would be right at home in the shopping mall or at the beach.
. The "Back-to-Nature Bag" has a subtle blend of creams and greens in a stitch that looks almost crocheted.
The last two bags look quite different but are from the same basic pattern. Both feature long handles that enable the bag to be easily carried over the shoulder. Inside, an attached key ring carabiner provides the perfect place to hold a set of house keys or your library ID card.
. The black and red "Falmer Book Bag" has a strong graphical design and is perfect to carry a good quantity of books and DVD's home from the library.
. The "Southampton Book Bag" is worked in a single dark color, and has a liner dyed in a strongly contrasting shade. Long color-matched handles are then added to complete the look.
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate $6.00