Crossed Loop Market Bag by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer

Crossed Loop Market Bag

January 1998
Thread ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 425 yards (274 - 389 m)
2 sizes -- Little Shopper 20" opening (shown) and Big Shopper 30" opening.
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From the pattern description: Make a colorful string bag for your next eco-friendly shopping trip. A bag that scrunches down to next to nothing until needed; then expands to accommodate more fiber stash purchases or whatever. It’s a great bag to take to the beach or poolside, too!

The knitting goes quickly because the main pattern stitch is a nifty elongated twisted stitch that is at least double the height of a normal stitch1 You’ll also be guided step-by-step with skill-building instructions for making a self-joining tubular casing for the drawstring I-cord handles.

String or firm cotton thread, US 3 or 4 / 3.25 or 3.5 mm needles suggested. Shown in handspun cotton. Written stitch instructions.

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