Cumberland Gap Bag by Elizabeth Lovick
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Cumberland Gap Bag

May 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
Adaptable to required size - see pattern

Any Yarn patterns offer you the chance to knit that item in any yarn, commercial or handspun. This means you can use yarn from your stash for pattern you like and you do not have to hit the tension given on the pattern.

The bag can be made from tiny to large in thin to thick yarn. Thin yarns, used to make a bag of about 8” circumference, can be filled with lavender or cedar wood shavings to go in drawers etc. Slightly bigger ones make good purses, and bigger still make good bags for children and grown-ups.

If you will be using your bag to carry much stuff, make sure you knit it at a tight tension so that nothing falls out and it wears well. The bag can also be lined or felted.

Your yarn and needles to suit. Any thickness of yarn can be used, and the weight of yarn required will depend not only on the size of the finished bag, but the density of the yarn used and how tightly the bag is knitted.
Bought cord or a crochet hook for the straps

You will need to swatch for fabric, but not for tension.

The bag is knitted from the bottom up. The base is increased until the correct circumference is reached. The body of the bag is then knitted straight up. Once the right height is reached, the holes for the straps are made, and the top of the bag completeled.