So I wanted to let you know that I have just uploaded a new version of my BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag pattern onto my website.
There is a Large size for all the big, bulky items and I find these great for items such as cereal packets or packs of kitchen rolls. Then the Medium size is about the same as a standard supermarket shopping bag, so is great as an everyday bag.
The Small size is also a very useful size, and I like using this one for bread or fragile items such as bananas that need to be separated from other items.
Then the final size is the XS size and this is perfect for junior shoppers, or could also be used for smaller items such as mushrooms or a box of eggs. I also sometimes use these to protect jam jars or bottles of olive oil when they are packed into larger bags. They do help to stop that annoying “clinking” of bottles as you’re driving home!
The upper handle is knit in Seed Stitch and has a separately worked hand‐grip. This is soft to hold and has extra reinforcing stitches at the sides for strength.
I also have news of another bag pattern that I have just added to my pattern store here. This is the BYOB Market Bag and in my next blogpost, I will be starting a tutorial series which will go step-by-step through the working for this new bag, starting with pre-washing the yarns! Yes, that is the first step I always take, and I will show you why next time…
So until then – Happy Bag Knitting,