Guitar Messenger Bag by Beth Abaravich
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Guitar Messenger Bag

June 2006
Aran / Worsted ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch before washing
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1020 yards (933 m)
13" wide x 9" tall x 4.5" deep after washing

Pattern is on pages 52-56.


  • Rowan Denim - 9 skeins #225 Nashville (MC)
  • Rowan Denim - 1 skein #231 Tennessee (CC)
  • Row markers
  • Yarn Needle
  • 2 belt sliders
  • 2 yards of 1.5 “ wide grosgrain ribbon
  • One-half yard of 60” wide heavy denim fabric for bag lining (optional)

Beth is a fashion designer in Los Angeles who also works part-time at Knit Cafe. I love all of the details she worked into this messenger bag, especially the pocket on the back, the belt sliders for the adjustable strap, the sturdy denim lining, and the grosgrain ribbon lining the underside of the straps. I also adore the whimsey of her guitar motif, but obviously it can be worked without it. The bag is knit in denim yarn, which WILL shrink. Note the gauge change before and after felting.