Your Basic Bag by Sally Melville

Your Basic Bag

Knitting
January 2002
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitches and ridges
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
525 yards (480 m)
One size
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Easy bag introduces knitting in all directions. Final measurements are approximate becaue different ribbons will hang, and stretch with wear, differently.

Experience:

  • easy
  • simple finishing

Measurements:

  • Width 14”
  • Bag height - 13”
  • Bag height including handles - 17”

Yarn:

  • medium weight
  • soft ribbon
  • 525 yds

Other Materials Required:

  • one 2” decorative button or toggle
  • approx. 1/2 yd (40-60” wide) lining fabric
  • 2 yds of strong yarn (for seaming, if ribbon tears too easily)

Note: Sally says gauge isn’t important here, but you may want to do a gauge swatch to determine needle size. What you want is a firm fabric.