Linen Stitch Tote by Gina Röckenwagner

Linen Stitch Tote

Knitting
May 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Linen stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
146 yards (134 m)
One size
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The best thing about bag patterns is that they don’t have to fit. So, you can switch up any element to customize the size and shape without having to worry about, you know, the wearer’s size and shape. For a bigger, tote-sized bag, try knitting the same yarn with bigger needles, keeping all the stitch counts the same. You can make the handles thinner and more delicate by knitting less than 3 inches in the first section of the pattern. Or, use a thinner yarn on smaller needles, and shorten the length slightly, to make a sweet fold-over clutch. You could even attach a long strap to wear this bag across the body.

Yarn
18 ply cotton kitchen twine (3 oz = approx. 73 yds), 2 balls

Gauge
15 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in linen stitch

Needles
US #10.5 / 6.5 mm, 16 inch circular needles US #10.5 / 6.5 mm double pointed needles Or the size you need to get the gauge

Extras
1 stitch marker, any type
1 tapestry needle or other tool to weave in your ends