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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)
3 sizes: 30 (35, 40) cm / 12 (14, 16) ins high
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

We are all too aware of the need to “reduce, re-use and recycle”, especially when it comes to plastic bags. Yet millions of plastic bags 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 updates the original Bring Your Own Bag published in Knitty in Summer 2008. The pattern now includes instructions for a small and regular sized bag, plus a new Junior size – after all you can never be too young to start saving the planet!

In addition, the pattern has been re-written for new all-cotton yarns, so that these bags are now made from 100% natural fibres – much the best choice for an eco-bag.

Now all you have to do is remember to take them with you! Put a couple of these BYOB 2.0 bags in a linen carrier by the back door or in the car and then you will be sure you always have them to hand when you head to the shops. Then you can say with pride: “No Plastic Bags for Me!”


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.

© Moira Ravenscroft, 2014

Website: www.wyndlestrawdesigns.com