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The Southampton Collection - Four Linen-lined Bags

March 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Embossed Check Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
12.5 ins h x 13.25 ins w x 3.5 ins d
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Linen bags are sturdy, practical and a great way to transport heavy loads of shopping, books and other items home from the shops or the library. However, they can tend to be, well, a little bit on the boring side. Not any more! The four bags in this collection each take a craft-store linen tote liner and transform it into a stunning and stylish accessory. What is even more delightful is that little sewing is involved in their construction since the liner is pre-formed.

The collection includes 4 different bags:
. The “Back-to-Nature” bag has a subtle blend of creams and greens in a stitch that looks almost crocheted.

. The “Sarasota Shopper” is a single-colored shopping bag with bands of texture giving an understated elegance that would be right at home in the shopping mall or at the beach.

The last two bags look quite different but are from the same basic pattern. Both feature long handles that enable them to be easily carried over the shoulder. Inside, an attached key ring carabiner provides the perfect place to hold a set of house keys or your library ID card.

. The “Falmer Book Bag” is worked in black & red with a strong graphic design and is perfect to carry a good quantity of books and DVD’s home from the library.

. The “Southampton Book Bag” is worked in a single dark color and features a liner dyed in a strongly contrasting shade. Long color-matched handles are then added to complete the look.

Three stand-alone patterns are provided in the collection, and each is available in a choice of two formats:
. US (for letter-sized paper)
. or UK (formatted for A4 stationery).
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© Moira Ravenscroft, 2014

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