BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bags v2.0 by Wyndlestraw Designs
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BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bags v2.0

July 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Seed Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
275 - 400 yards (251 - 366 m)
4 sizes: 12 (13, 14, 16) ins h x 13.5 (14, 14.5, 15.5) ins w [ 30 (33, 35, 40)cm h x 34 (35, 36, 38)cm w ]
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

We are all aware of the need to “reduce, re-use and recycle” especially when it comes to plastic bags, yet millions of these are still used every year. However, we knitters have solutions! Using the skills of our hands we can make bags that are not only functional but decorative and long-lasting too.

BYOB 2.0 Pattern:
The BYOB 2.0 pattern includes instructions for four different sized bags, including an extra-small size perfect for Junior shoppers - after all you can never be too young to start saving the planet! The bags are worked in a crisp cotton yarn which holds its shape well even after multiple uses.

Now all you have to do is remember to take them with you! Put a few BYOB 2.0 bags and some linen carriers by the back door or in the car and then you will be sure to have them on hand when you head to the shops.


Formats available:
The pattern is available in two formats ready for printing onto US/Letter-sized paper or UK/A4 stationery. Please select the file you wish to download from the two available.

Blog Tutorial / Knitalong:
Please see my blog for further details on this pattern:

  1. An intro to the BYOB 2.0 pattern: “The Problem with Plastic”
  2. A Tutorial/Knit-along series on how to knit the BYOB Market Bag version of this pattern. The series starts with: Pre-washing yarns, then follow the links to read the whole series.

Errata on Pg 6 of BYOB_2.0-v2.1-01JAN2015:
The 3rd line down read: “Wk 1 (3, 5) more rnds in patt as set.”
and it should have been: “Wk 1 (3, 5) more rnds in Seed St patt as set.”
This is now corrected in the current version, v2.2

© Moira Ravenscroft, 2014