This bright and jaunty bag is worked in the colours of the Gulf waters lapping the Florida coast. It features bands of Basketweave set on a background of Double Moss Stitch, giving it an understated elegance.
The knitted bag is lined with a canvas tote in a co-ordinating colour to give a beautifully harmonious look. The final result is sturdy and modern – just perfect for a trip to the shopping mall or a relaxing day at the beach.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
NB: This pattern is also included in the "Southampton Collection – Five Fabric-Lined Bags". Please click here for more information.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, provisional cast-on, slipped stitches, increases, working in the round.
Optional: Dyeing the liner
SIZE: 31.5cm/12.5 ins high x 34cm/13.25 ins wide
Drop from handle to base: 52cm/20.5 ins
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'N Cream heavy worsted weight/Aran yarn, 100% cotton, 183m/200 yds:113 gm/4 oz Super Size ball in Colour: #18111 Mod Blue (Turquoise) x2 balls.
Actual amount used: 177gm/6.25 oz, 286m/313 yds.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select an Aran or heavy worsted weight yarn with a recommended gauge of 18-20 sts:10 cm / 4 ins using 4.5mm/US #7 needles.
Needles: Size 4.0mm/US #6 circular needles.
Lengths: 60cm/24 ins & 100cm/40 ins.
Gauge: 18 sts & 26 rows to 10cm/4 ins in Double Moss Stitch using 4.0mm/US #6 needles, when slightly stretched.
Notions: Row counter, markers, sewing needle, thread & tapestry needle.
Crochet hook and small amount of waste yarn for Provisional Cast-On.
Canvas tote bag, size: 31.5cm/12.5 ins high x 34cm/13.25 ins wide.
Colour: Natural if dyeing to shade or colour of choice.
Dye (optional): 1 packet of Dyelon hand dye, Colour: Bahama Blue.
250gm/8oz salt for the dyebath, plus a little extra for finishing.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
07 Apr 2013: Introducing the Southampton Collection
08 Apr 2013: The Sarasota Shopper
Current Version: v16SEPT2021
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2021