Striped Messenger Bag by Wendy Peterson

Striped Messenger Bag

November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
One size
This pattern is available for £2.50 GBP buy it now

The Striped Messenger Bag is both practical and attractive, bringing a splash of colour to your day. Keeping your essentials - purse, keys, phone - in a messenger bag also means that you can carry them safely and comfortably while keeping your hands free.

Finished dimensions
Height: 25cm
Width: 24cm
Depth: 5cm

This pattern is suitable for beginners, using just stocking stitch and moss stitch (although those stripes still mean it’s fun to knit!). The pattern also suggests using mattress stitch and grafting techniques when making up, for which there are video tutorials at

Materials required
• Rico Merino DK in the following shades:
-- 2 * 50g ball of shade 99, Anthracite
-- 1 * 50g ball of shade 27, Jeans
-- 1 * 50g ball of shade 98, Silver Grey
-- 1 * 50g ball of shade 53, Wood
-- 1 * 50g ball of shade 11, Wine Red
• Cotton fabric for the lining (58cm * 30cm)
• Sewing thread for sewing the lining
• Cardboard (22cm * 5cm) for base of bag (optional)

Or this bag is available to purchase as a kit from my Etsy store.

Knitting tools you will need
• 4mm knitting needles
• blunt tapestry needle for sewing up
• sewing needle and pins for making the bag lining.

There are full instructions with pictures for making the fabric lining.

Any questions, I’d love to hear from you!
Wendy x