Adventure by Cassidy Clark


June 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
440 - 680 yards (402 - 622 m)
Grown-up sized, Kid-sized
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As a youngster, I simply loved de-organizing things. I would wander about the house, collecting random, unrelated objects, and stuffing them into different bags to prepare for ‘adventures’. Toys, food products, mismatched socks, wallets, and my sister’s possessions are some of the things you could find in my adventure bags. This led to the formation of one of my childhood nicknames: “Bag Lady”.

Although I no longer enjoy disorganizing things, (not to the same extent, anyways) my bag stash has continued to grow. So, to simplify things, I wanted to create a backpack that I could reach for every time I left the house.

The Adventure Rucksacks, these cabled backpacks, were the result. The roomy pockets, both cinched by drawstrings, allow for the placement of an imaginative range of items: toys, food products, mismatched socks, wallets, and your sister’s possessions, etc… Now I use them for my every expedition. Enjoy!

Hint: The larger size works great as a school backpack. The smaller size, if not used as a backpack, could also make a great lunchbag.

I hope you enjoy my pattern! :)

ETA: If you’re finished bag is a bit stretchy and you’re looking for some added durability, but don’t necessarily want to spend time on sewing a lining for the bag, I’ve come up with few alternatives on my project page!