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Simple Eyelet Lace Market Bag

Knitting
November 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm

Who needs the plastic or paper bags at the grocery store or farmers’ market when you can knit your own market bag? Going green has never been so easy as with this basic lace bag with a stockinette stitch base for structure.

Speaking of structure, yarn choice is important when you’re making a bag that has the potential of carrying a heavy load. We like to use plant fibers, such as cotton, for their strength. Even better, using a yarn from recycled blue jeans is a wonderful way to truly make this bag a green project.

Materials and vital statistics
✓ Measurements: 9 inches x 60 inches; can be shortened or lengthened as
desired
✓ Yarn: Kollage Yarns “Riveting Marled Sport” (100% recycled cotton from
recycled blue jeans; CYC #3, 350 yards, 3.5 ounces 100 grams): Desert
Denim, 3 skeins
✓ Needles: One 16-inch size US 5 (33⁄4 mm) circular needle and four or five
size US 5 (33⁄4 mm) dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge
✓ Other materials: 2 stitch markers
✓ Gauge: 24 stitches per 4 inches in lace pattern