Falmer Book Bag
The Falmer Book Bag has a strong graphical design with red detailing set against a black basketweave background. The bag features long shoulder straps and is lined with a cotton liner to transport heavy books & notebooks with ease.
There is also a matching red carabiner hook/key ring inside so you can easily locate your library card or house keys.
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, working with two colours & Swiss Darning.
31.5cm/12.5 ins high x 34cm/13.25 ins wide
Length from handle to mid-base: 65cm/26 ins.
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux heavy worsted weight/Aran yarn, 100% cotton,215m/236 yds:142gm/5 oz ball, in Colours:
• MC: #78040 Black x2 balls
• CC: #78705 Poppy Red x1 ball or remnant.
Actual amount of yarn used in sample as shown:
• MC: 184gm/6.5 oz, 279m/306 yds
• CC: 10gm/0.5 oz, 15m/17yds.
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: Black or colour of choice.
Webbing: 1.6 m/1.75 yds x 2.5 cm/1 ins cotton woven webbing in black or colour to match liner.
Key ring: Carabiner or latched hook with key ring in red or colour of choice.
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