February Market Bag by Sarah Wilson

February Market Bag

September 2012
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
425 - 440 yards (389 - 402 m)
One Size; 34 inch circumference, 14 inches deep, 10 inch handle (unstretched)
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Based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s now iconic lace featured in her February Baby Sweater, this market bag is perfect for toting to your local farmer’s market. Uniquely constructed with an enveloping pouch at the base of the bag, this is worked seamlessly in the round with just one skein of fingering weight yarn. Show off those handpaints!

PDF includes two video tutorials, a photo tutorial, and written instructions.

Finished Measurements
34 inch circumference; 14 inches deep; 10 inch handle


  • US 6/4 mm 24-inch circular needle
  • US 8/5 mm 32-inch circular needle, and a spare needle of the same size or larger to perform 3-needle bindoff
  • Approximately 425 yards fingering weight yarn; samples shown in Space Cadet Creations Estelle (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 430 yards per 100 gram skein); color: Springtime Tryst and Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino; 440 yards per 100 gram skein); color: 856 Azules
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

18 stitches/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, using larger needles