Leaf Sprouts Hobo by Elizabeth Helmich

Leaf Sprouts Hobo

no longer available from other sources show
September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
540 yards (494 m)
18" / 46 cm wide and 14 1/2" / 37 cm wide
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

A nature-inspired hobo bag that features a unique leaf panel on both sides of the bag. Simple twisted stitches and a fun cabled panel travel up the bag, and you finish off with some side pleats and a gorgeous herringbone stitch on the band.

Pattern Notes
- Bag starts at the bottom with a wide panel knitted flat. The sides are then picked up and the bag is worked in the round to the top. The band is also worked flat and then seamed at the end.

  • You do not need a cable needle for the sides of the bag, but it is recommended for the leaf panels, due to the twisted stitches. Directions for simple twists are given with or without a cable needle.

This is an advanced beginner/intermediate pattern - you need to be able to do basic cables, pick up stitches, work textures stitch patterns and use a chart. Currently, leaf panel is only charted.

Finished Size
Approx. 18” / 46 cm wide (with rib pattern relaxed) and 14 ½” / 37 cm high

Wandering Wool Heights Worsted (100% superwash merino wool 218 yds /199 m per 3.53 oz / 100 g) 3 skeins; or approx 540 yds of a worsted weight wool yarn.
Sample shown in colorway Chestnut Mare

Size US 6 / 4 mm, any length, for working bottom of bag
Size US 7 / 4.5 mm, 32” circular for working body of bag
Size US 11 / 8 mm, 24” circular (or larger) for working top band of bag

20 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on size US 6 / 4 mm needles
24 sts & 16 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Herringbone stitch on size US 11 / 8 mm needles

Moxie & Oliver adjustable 29-41” leather strap, cable needle, cable needle, tapestry needle, ¾” magnetic sew-on clasp & 1 yard of 2” wide grosgrain ribbon (optional for inside of bag), waxed linen thread for sewing on leather strap