Bow Pouch by Derya Davenport

Bow Pouch

April 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
71 - 82 yards (65 - 75 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a great beginner project because it’s made up of 3 rectangles. Depending on which closure you choose, you can get away with only knowing how to knit & purl! You can also make all the errors of a novice knitter - wonky cast ons & cast offs, wobbly stitches, etc. - and you can hide them (& your ends) away in the seams. :)

For more experienced knitters, this is a great, practical little pattern to use up leftover sock yarn.

What might you keep in your pouch?

  • Attach it to your laptop bag’s strap & keep a USB stick, internet dongle, or other small accessories in it.
  • Put your knitting notions in it & toss it in your WIP bag.
  • Put your MP3 player in it & go out for a jog!
  • Put a few notes in it & go out dancing.
  • Slide it onto your guitar’s headstock to keep your picks.


  • Choice of 3 different closures.
  • Photo tutorial for Loop Closure.
  • Life-size schematics for easy measuring.

Many thanks to Nylwenn for the amazing work she did on the French translation!