Pinwheel Market Bag by Barbara Benson
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Pinwheel Market Bag

Knitting
March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 432 yards (366 - 395 m)
One Size

Mosaic & Lace Knits is an introduction to a technique that I have been developing over several years that brings colorwork into lace using slip stitches. Handling only one strand of yarn at a time, no carrying along the row or stranding, allows development of colorwork patterns without any floats running behind your work and obscuring your lace.

Starting at the bottom to provide a solid and sturdy base this market bag expands to a striped mesh that will allow you to shop your heart out. To keep the lace from blowing out entirely I have incorporated a wide mosaic band around the top that keeps a nice shape and prevents all of your treasures from falling out.

When binding off the body of the bag stitches are left live so that you can pick them up and knit the wide, stable handles that are grafted together at the top after blocking.

If you would like to see this piece in action watch the pattern tour video on my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit.

The sample is kit in the colors Grey and Butter Yellow.

Size:
27”/68.5 cm circumference, 26”/66 cm long.