Saturday, July 30, 2011

Market Bag

About a year ago I tried knitting a market bag. It looked easy enough, but it had a 4-part repeating pattern and I just could not keep it straight to save my life. That was before I knew how to tell the difference between a knit stitch and purl stitch. I wanted to find another market bag pattern, so I searched Ravelry and found this one. The pattern was very easy, but it was a tad fiddly at the beginning (the bottom of the bag) since I opted to use dpns instead of crocheting it. I frogged it once to make it as close to perfect as I could get it, since I want to enter it in the county fair next week.

I knitted it in a cotton yarn so it would be washable. Next time (oh yes, there will be a next time) I'll use something a little thicker. I'd like to do several of these in different colors.

It definitely stretches a lot. I took it to the farmers market this morning and it held a half dozen ears of corn and about the same number of tomatoes and had room for much more.

Maybe I should have filled it with something nice and light like yarn to get better pictures.

If you're looking for a nice, easy market bag, I definitely recommend this one!


Becky said...

Great job!! :) I love the purple. I might have to try one of those. :)

Deb said...

What a great idea and how useful is that? Great job Katie!! Love, Momma

Jennifer said...

Very nice :)

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