Reed Market Bag by Lisa Jacobs
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Reed Market Bag

March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Moss st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
550 yards (503 m)
11.5" wide, 9.75" tall, and 2.75" deep, excluding strap
This pattern is available from for $4.55.

The bottom of this bag is worked back and forth beginning with a provisional cast-on. Then, stitches are picked up around the other three edges of the bottom and the bag is worked in the round. When the body of the bag is complete, the front and the moss stitch sections of the back are bound off, leaving the cabled side panels to be worked for straps, and the cabled back panels to be worked for buttonhole tabs.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 11.5” wide, 9.75” tall, and 2.75” deep, excluding strap.

Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Song (50% cotton, 50% wool): #2581 willow, 5 balls.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holders; waste yarn for provisional CO; spare needle in same size or smaller for three-needle BO; tapestry needle; two 1” buttons; .5 yd lining fabric; matching thread; sewing needle; pins.

Gauge 24 sts and 34 rnds = 4” in Moss st; 20-st cable panel = 2.75” wide.