Finished String Bag

I finished my string bag- it was a very fast project.


I tried putting a bunch of bananas in it and it stretched out to be much longer than I expected. I was originally thinking of using this for things like apples at the farmers market, but I think I will knit another that is much shorter for that and use this one for bread and other less heavy things.

I based this pattern on the one found here:

I used the variations listed and started with casting on 8 stitches. I knit 18 rows ( 9 ridges), picked up 8 stitches on each side( 32 stitches) and then worked one row of (yo,k1) to increase to 64 stitches. I then followed the pattern instructions for Turkish stitch for 12 inches. At the top edge, I (k2tog) 8 times, k16, (k 2tog) 8 times, k16. I then worked 8 rounds in garter stitch. I then k8, bound off 16, k8 ( can put these on a holder, although I just left them on my needle), bound off 16. I then knit the strap in garter stitch until it was about 15″ and then finished off by attaching it to the live stitches on the opposite side with a 3 needle bind off.

I dyed around 150 yards of yarn and still have some left, so It takes a little less than that. I’m going to make another one very soon, and only knit the body length 5-6 inches. I think these will be very handy for the Farmer’s market!



  1. jaci said,

    March 30, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    that is really pretty, Karyn! I also like the dyed wool and the recycled t-shirt… you’re so creative!!

  2. Cynthia said,

    May 27, 2007 at 9:38 am

    The bag looks so fragile, but it must be pretty durable if you’re planning to lug fruit around in it at the Farmer’s Market.

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