Fast Track Handbag
Note: this pattern is available for free (without the technique tutorials) at naughtyneedlesknitting.com.
Or you can get the fancy pdf version with 3 detailed technique tutorials for $3. :)
"This pattern uses all three Fast Track Techniques from Naughty Needles. You’ll start with two tubular cast-ons, join them in the round, , throw in some short rows to plump the shape, and finish with kitchener stitch. This bag is about 12″ wide and 9.5″ deep, with a roomy bulge in the middle and a tapered mouth. I used bulky Airwool, but any yarn will work. Knit with a needle sized to make a nice, dense fabric. If you’re using a lighter yarn, you’ll need a shorter circular needle. You can sub leather or silk cord or crocheted or metal chain for the ribbon straps."