Explore the rich histories of hand spinning, weaving, and knitting from Mesoamerica. The center medallion of the Soleado bag is a design from a spindle whorl used for spinning cotton in pre-Columbian Mexico. The bicolor linen stitch pattern references colorful woven cloth produced with back strap looms. Geometric stranded knitting designs were inspired by knitwear from the Andes Mountains.
This bag is knit from CotLin, a sturdy cotton and linen blend that will create a long lasting and durable satchel, just the right size for your necessities, a knitting project, or even a drop spindle! As part of our history series, this kit includes a pattern and yarn to knit the Soleado bag, as well as a written history about the fascinating fiber traditions of the regions that were the inspiration for this bag. Bag measures 14 1/2” x 14” and the strap is 44”.
Kit includes two 50 gram balls each of Cotlin in Clementine, Crème Brulée, Moroccan Red, and one 50 gram ball each of Cotlin in Swan, Surf, and Sprout, along with pattern instructions for bag. You will need US 3 (3.25 mm) 32” circular needles and DPNs, 2 circulars, or 1 long circular for magic loop (or size to obtain gauge); yarn needle; stitch markers and a bar-shaped button 1-1 1/2” in length (button shown is #80551).