The Westernesse Bag was inspired by a Swedish autumn day, the weakening sunlight catching the orange and gold leaves in the trees by the lake, setting them aflame. The design captures these colours in bold textural stripes of grey, orange and yellow.
The duffle bag provides a roomy hold-all which will carry everything you need for a day’s walk in the woods. The knitting is straightforward so the project grows quickly, and the interior is lined with a cotton/linen fabric for extra strength.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
One size, 37cm/14.5 ins high x 38cm/15 ins wide
Circumference: 76cm/30 ins
Lang Merino+, 100% merino wool, 90m/98 yds:50gm ball in Colours:
• MC: 270 Charcoal Grey x 4 balls
• 3 Contrast Colours: 49 Yellow, 224 Grey & 259 Orange x 1 ball each.
Actual amounts used:
• MC: 144 gm/5 oz, 260m/284 yds
• CC1 & CC3: 19 gm/0.75 oz, 35m/38 yds
• CC2: 30 gm/1.25 oz, 54m/59 yds
Needles: Size 4.0mm/US #6 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins
Gauge: 21 sts / 32 rows:10cm/4 ins in Double Moss Stitch, using 4.5mm/US #6 needles
• Row counter, markers, tapestry needle for finishing ends
• Large button, 3.75cm/1.5 ins wide
• Optional: 2x lrg diameter cord locks
• Cotton/linen fabric, 140cm/55 ins wide:
with vertical pattern: x 0.5m/0.5yd
with horizontal pattern: x 0.9m/1 yd
• Pins, safety pins, sewing thread & needles
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions. Sewing instructions with step-by-step photos are also included. The pattern 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.
24 Dec 2018: Happy Christmas Everyone!
14 Jan 2019: Astonishing Day
28 Jan 2019: New pattern – Westernesse Bag
Current Version: v30APR2020
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2019