What Goes Around Bag by Rebecca Dovi
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What Goes Around Bag

Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
327 yards (299 m)
10" circumference

From the pattern:

This felted bag is knit in one piece. You first knit the circle for the front, then do the side, then decrease to form the circle for the back. The strap is knitted, and can be attached directly to the body, or attached to two decorative bracelets. British-inspired model bag was knit and photographed by Christine Walker of elann.com. Bag also looks lovely knit in one solid color - the options are limited only by your imagination!

Approx. 12” in circumference before felting, and about 10” in circumference after felting.


  • 3 balls elann.com Peruvian Highland Wool in color(s) of your choice.
  • Five 5 mm (US 8) double pointed needles
  • 5 mm (US 8) circular needle
  • 8 stitch markers (Tip: it is easier to remember the beginning of each row if you have one stitch marker that is different from the rest.)
  • Size H crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 Buttons Optional Materials: 2 rings or bracelets to connect straps to bag (any bracelet will do, as long as it is sturdy) I yard cotton fabric to line the purse Needle and thread

Originally offered by elann.com as a free pattern. Visit international.elann.com to see currently available free patterns.

Over the years elann.com has offered a variety of free patterns to showcase elann brand yarns – this was one of them. As elann’s new site, international.elann.com, develops, many of these longtime favorite designs will be re-formatted and made available for purchase. This will be a time-consuming process, which we hope to accomplish by the end of 2015, so we ask for your patience. 

Throughout this process, on a rotating basis, we’ll be offering 6 free patterns per month at international.elann.com. They’ll be free for one month, and then subsequently available for purchase as .pdf downloads. We encourage you to visit international.elann.com often to see our latest offerings.