Naturaleza Tote by Kate Barrios

Naturaleza Tote

August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
525 - 569 yards (480 - 520 m)
One size
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The Naturaleza Tote was inspired by the Purl Soho’s Fold-Up Market Tote. It’s such a lovely tote, but is made by sewing fabric. And sewing is great, but it’s not knitting! I wanted a tote you could carry with you anywhere so you can avoid the use of plastic bags, weather in the market or when shopping clothes, accesories, etc.


The Naturaleza is worked in one single piece. You’ll need to work even in St st for some inches for the front panel, decrease and increase with a Seed st selvage for the handle, and then work even again for the back panel. Finally, you’ll sew the sides, and then the bottom of the tote.


The Naturaleza takes aproximately 548yds/500m of fine weight cotton yarn.

Semenovskaya Pryazha, Softness (47% cotton, 53% viscose; 437yds/400m per 3.5oz/100g); 2 balls.

Sample uses color Pink/30079.

US size 3 3.25 mm needles or size to obtain correct gauge.

Tapestry needle.