Sock yarn handbag by Phoebe Lim

Sock yarn handbag

Knitting
May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
15 inch wide, 12 inch deep. Handle: 20 inch
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I always wanted to use sock yarn on a knitted bag. I got my opportunity when I bought the yummy Berries & Cookies summer sock yarn from Mabel of Simple Scarves.

The bag body is knitted in garter stitch sideways. I get a nice single ribbing effect but I didn’t do single ribbing.

When the body is sewn up, the sides of the garter stitches became the opening. This makes picking up stitches easier for me as I just pick from the knit rows and skipping the purl rows.

The instructions and photos of work in progress can be found at http://www.my-filing-cabinet.com/handbag-knitting-pattern.

I didn’t measure gauge as I didn’t think it is important for a knitted bag.

This pattern is meant to be a guide, modify away.