I originally published this pattern with YarnYay! last summer, but enough time has gone by that I can offer the pattern and kit, and other goodies directly to you (do a little dance). The bag is made with 125 yards of DK Weight Flax & Twine Daytime Linen, which comes in five beautiful, natural colors. You’re going to want one in every color (you could even add a fabric lining). I’m working on one in Rust now, which is so pretty.
There are photo tutorials and video tutorials available for some of the tricky parts. Find the stitch tutorial here, and the drawstring tutorial here.
Drawstring Knit Bag Pattern is knit on US 6 needles in the Trellis Double Slip Stitch in a gauge of 18 sts x 30 rows over 4"/10cm.
The complete kit comes with:
:: Trellis Knit Drawstring Bag Pattern
:: One skein 123 yards Flax & Twine DK Weight Linen
:: Tapestry needle
:: Thread clippers
:: Size US 6 / 4mm Lykke Driftwood circular needles (optional)
I love the details in this bag. First, this stitch pattern is subtle, but just lovely. The diagonal lines provide excellent texture and depth. Second, having a hem channel means the drawstring slides easily. Third, though it may seem tricky to add a gusseted bottom, but it’s quite simple and makes a big difference in the final product. The pattern includes detailed photos on how to do this. As I’ve said before, I hate making i-cord, so i loved that I found this alternative method that still gives a substantial result. You use your fingers and the yarn, what else could be further up my alley!
I hope you get the chance to make this beautiful bag. Happy Knitting!