Creeping Jenny by Amy Klimt
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Creeping Jenny

April 2010
Rowan All Seasons Cotton
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2.25 mm (B)
196 yards (179 m)
This pattern is available for free.

This drawstring bag, which I imagine as a bag for small knitting projects, is worked one color at a time in a slip-stitch mosaic pattern. Stitches are picked up from a leather base for a knitted bag that you won’t be afraid to set on the floor, no matter where you may go. The stitch pattern (Endless Branch from Barbara Walker’s 2nd Treasury) is a series of never-ending vines that also evokes the balance of yin and yang imagery.

Finished Measurements
6”/15cm diameter base x 9”/23cm H

Other Materials

  • 1 piece of flexible leather or vinyl, at least 7”/18cm x 7”/18cm
  • Compass and paper or computer software and printer for making a circle of given radius
  • Scissors
  • Leather punch with approx 3/32” (2.4mm) option
  • Tandy Leather Economy Rotary Punch, Item #3220-00 (see Design Notes)
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Braided cord approx 5/16”/8mm diameter, at least 36”/90cm in length and up to 70”/178cm for a bag with shoulder straps.