Counterpane Carpet Bag
Pattern description from Handknit Holidays: “Inspired by a design in a vintage knitting book, Carrie Brenner has adapted a counterpane pattern into an updated ‘granny’ bag, complete with bamboo handles and a coordinating accessories pouch… The rugged, bulky handspun wool used for the bag offsets the femininity of the scallops. The pattern takes on a whole new feel when worked in a finer silk yarn for the smaller version, designed to be tucked into the carpet bag or carried on it’s own.”
Finished Measurements: Approximately 18 inches wide and 20 inches high without handles
Yarn: La Lana forever Random Blend (wool / mohair blend; 80 yards / 2 ounces): 10 skeins yellow brick road
- One pair straight needles size US 10.5 (6.5 mm)
- change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Notions: Yarn needle, 0.75 (0.5) yarn 45” wide lining fabric, sewing needle and thread, two 9” diameter bamboo handles.
Gauge: Each scallop = 5.5” wide by 2.5” high