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candicane 03-29-2007 10:07 AM

Saturday Market Bag
Anyone want to play with me? I have grand plans to make several of these. I think they would be great as grocery bags (especially if you live in San Francisco), beach bags, pool bags, have in the car bags and for hauling home new loot from the yarn store.

The original pattern is from Magknits:

I am using this variation:

There are some older posts (here), that also include making a little pouch to to fold the bag into.


scarlettbegonias1 03-29-2007 10:20 AM

I loove that bag! I would love to join! i will have to wait until Sat. to get yarn, I get paid on Fri!! Can't wait to start although I will probably need a little help once I get to the handles but that's what KAL's are for right?

candicane 03-29-2007 10:30 AM

Yeah! Thanks for joining. This is the first KAL I have posted and I was afraid no one would play.

I am using the Brown Sheep Cotton fleece, but I also have some Hempathy at home that I want to try. Come to think of it, I also have some Paton's Grace (cotton) at home too. I see many bags in my future.


Abbily 03-29-2007 10:54 AM

That looks like it would make an awesome swim bag for the girls' swimming lessons! :) I wonder if you could knit the whole thing in the round, though? Any thoughts?

CateKnits 03-29-2007 11:23 AM

I want to play! I'm also wondering about knitting it in the round...

candicane 03-29-2007 11:27 AM

From what I have read, it has been done in the round (with the pocket on the bottom). The lace pattern needs to be worked over an odd number of stitches (I think).

If you do a search in the FO fourm, a couple of ideas should come up.


SandraEllen 03-29-2007 11:28 AM

I was wondering the SAME thing...
I hate seaming. there has to be a better way. I'll have to think about it.

I want to make a market bag too. I think I'll have to join!
Now to find some yarn. Do you think that peaches or sugar 'n' cream would work well?

candicane 03-29-2007 11:34 AM

I also would like some thoughts/suggestions on fiber for the bag. The pattern uses Cotton Fleece which is 80% Pima Cotton/20% Merino. Maybe the merino gives it a little more elasticity than 100% cotton? I want to try my hemp/linen blend, mostly because I don't know what else to do with it.

Since I have already started knitting mine flat (as one piece) I will have to seam the sides. Suggestions on how to do this? Mattress Stitch? Would something else be more durable?


SandraEllen 03-29-2007 01:57 PM

hmm... i think i'll be buying the peach/sugar/cream cheap cotton because it's listed as an alternate yarn on the original pattern page.

it looks like a really quick knit so i might have to put my pom socks on hold...

monogamy schomogamy....

CateKnits 03-29-2007 04:54 PM

I'm just going to use some Bernat Cotton Tots from my stash. If I like it, I might make one in a better color from the Brown Sheep yarn. Can't argue with stash yarn, though!

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