Celtic Weekend Tote
Pattern description from Bag Style: “Knitted from soft Rowan Scottish Tweed, Lisa B. Evans’s tote is a welcome companion on a weekend away. A colorful chunky Fair Isle pattern, made more dynamic by Lisa’s technique of changing pattern and background at wide intervals on different rows, makes a striking design on the bag’s front and back. For a roomy bag, Lisa worked a separate ribbed gusset that extends seamlessly into the shoulder strap. She added a matching buttonhole tab and a large button for fastening and lined the inside with contrasting woven fabric.”
Finished Size: About 16½” (42 cm) wide, 16¾” (42.5 cm) tall, and 6” (15 cm) deep.
Yarn: DK and chunky weight (#3 Light and #5 Bulky).
- Rowan Scottish Tweed DK (100% pure new wool; 124 yd (113 m)/50 g): #22 Celtic mix (dark green; MC), 8 balls; #19 peat (dark brown), #15 apple (yellow-green), #11 sunset (orange-red), #17 lobster (deep red), #31 indigo, #18 thatch (yellow-brown), 2 balls each; #25 oatmeal, 1 ball.
- Rowan Scottish Tweed Chunky (100% pure new wool; 109 yd (100 m)/100 g): #6 sea green (light blue), 2 balls.
- Body - size 9 (5.5 mm)
- Ribbing - size 8 (5 mm).
- Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; about 1 yd (1 m) waste yarn; tapestry needle; sewing needle and matching thread; 40” x 22” (101.5 x 56 cm) lining fabric; two 2” (5 cm) buttons.
Note from Bag Style: All DK-wight yarn is used double throughout.