Sea Monster Bag by Katherine Vaughan

Sea Monster Bag

December 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
125 - 150 yards (114 - 137 m)
24” circumference by 11” tall, with a 48” strap and 5.5” handle (61cm by 28cm, 122cm and 14cm)
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This pattern is available from for $5.00.

This bag is modeled on ditty bags used by sailors for all of their gear. Those bags are an iconic shape: tall, with a circular base and straight sides, with a strap threaded through grommets around the top and fastened with a braided carrying handle. This version is smaller than its canvas cousin, and the handle is knit and stuffed rather than braided. The simple shape of the bag allows for handspun Monster Yarn to show off its color and texture changes without any competition.

An article on how to spin Monster Yarn is also in this issue of Ennea Collective.