French market bag

sandra_fergusonNovember 27, 2006

I've not posted on this forum before, but 'slipped' over (little knitting humor) from the quilting forum. I've knitted most of my life since being snowed in as a child with a bored grandmother, who taught me how to play canasta AND knit. I recently went to an estate sale and bought the worlds largest bags of yarn, for $4.00 each garbage bag size! I went through them and bought only those with wool yarn, but find myself now the owner of a lot of yarn whose color I'm not fond of. So, I figured I'd make some market bags....but bigger and taller than those I've seen the patterns for...I'd like something substantial that I could drag around my knitting or quilting in. I thought I'd knit it in the round, with a separate bottom that I'll sew give it a flat bottom...and, one strap from side to side, so I can stick it over my shoulder.

Has anyone a pattern of this ilk, or has anyone made one similar? I've just knitted a swatch (double threads of knitted worsted on 7 1/2 needles and felted it....I could still see the stitches, so I'm felting again.

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There's a French Market Bag among the patterns in the link below. Are you using 7.5mm needles (US 10 3/4)? If your swatch is having trouble felting, you may want to go up a needle size. The looser knit will help it felt faster.

Here is a link that might be useful: Felted patterns

    Bookmark   November 27, 2006 at 12:29PM
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That's a great link, I've earmarked it in favorites . Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2006 at 10:21PM
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