N.M.P.B. by Kate Vanover
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September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
Standard (smaller) and Wide-mouth
This pattern is available for $9.00 USD buy it now

N.M.P.B. means No More Plastic Bags!
Born of the frustration I have regarding the quantity of plastic bags I tend to accrue, I designed these bags to be small produce-centric market bags. Pretty and practical I use them everywhere I can, and feel pretty good about the number of plastic bags I have NOT used. I have collected all my options in one place and created a booklet with 40 possible configurations so you can create something you love and will love using!

This pattern includes: 4 brim options, 5 mesh patterns, 2 base options and 2 sizes!

If the full pattern seems like a lot, try a sample here or here, if you want to “upgrade” after trying it out, send me a message and I’ll give you a $2 off coupon code for the full version!

Gauge: Each mesh pattern is slightly different, gauge isn’t strictly important here, but if you use smaller needles you may end up using more yarn and your finished bag will weigh a little more. It will help to have a scale to pre-weigh your yarn, this way you can keep track of the weight of your FO.

Yarn Needs: 1-2 ounces of fingering weight washable yarn, superwash sock yarn will work, fingering weight cotton, linen or hemp is recommended. My standard size samples weigh an average of .75 oz and the large ones are around 1.3 oz. You can make a standard sized one with about quarter of a skein of sock yarn!

Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends. Optional items: waste yarn for I-cord drawstring and pass-through handle; for buttonhole handle: crochet hook (size F or similar) and dpn one or two sizes smaller than the needle you are using for the brim.

After purchasing, you will have the option of two pdfs. They are identical, but one is optimized for tablet/digital use and the other will print nicely into booklet form!