Southampton Book Bag
The Southampton Book Bag is worked in a wonderfully textured knitting stitch and features long contrasting handles and a dyed canvas liner to match. On the inside there is a key tab with a carabiner loop so you can quickly find your house keys or library card.
The bag is classic and sophisticated and is roomy enough for all your latest finds at the bookstore or for a quick visit to the grocery store.
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: 65cm/26 ins.
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux heavy worsted weight/Aran yarn, 100% cotton, 215m/236 yds:142gm/5 oz ball, Colour #78010 Navy x2 balls
Actual amount of yarn 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 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 & 27 rows to 10cm/4 ins in Four-&-Two Basketweave Pattern using 4.0mm/US #6 needles, when slightly stretched.
Bag Liner: Canvas bag, size: 31.5cm/12.5 ins high x 34cm/13.25 ins wide.
Colour: Natural if dyeing to shade, or colour of choice.
Handles: 1.6 m/1.75 yds x 2.5 cm/1 ins cotton woven webbing.
Colour: Turquoise to match liner or colour of choice.
Key ring: Carabiner or latched hook with key ring in matching or contrasting colour.
Dye (optional): 1 packet Dyelon hand dye in colour: Bahama Blue.
250gm/8oz salt for the dyebath, plus a little extra for finishing.
Notions: Row counter, markers, sewing needle, thread & tapestry needle.
Crochet hook and small amount of waste yarn for Provisional Cast-On.
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
10 Apr 2013: Two Book Bags
Current Version: v21AUG2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023