Net Duffel Bag by Vivian Høxbro

Net Duffel Bag

February 2009
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
810 yards (741 m)
28-1?4” circumference and 21-1?4” long, with 2” edging at top
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2009: “Vivian Høxbro’s Net Duffle Bag has a sturdy mesh-like texture formed by joining incomplete mitered squares. A strong linen yarn holds yarn, produce, books, or anything else you can imagine firmly without sagging.”

A linen market bag with attractive net patterning.

From Interweave:

Finished Size: About 28¼“ circumference and 21¼” long, with 2” edging at top.

Yarn: Louet Euroflax Sportweight (100% wet-spun linen; 270 yd 247 m/100 g): #85 sea hawk (white/gray/charcoal), 3 skeins.

Needles: Squares—size 3 (3.25 mm). Edging—size 6 (4 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); removable marker; stitch holders or coilless safety pins; tapestry needle.

Gauge: Each square measures about 2½“ × 2½”, and about 3½“ across the diagonal.


  • Work the squares in numerical order as specified on the chart. The direction of the numbers on the chart indicates the knitting direction.
  • The four blocks of the bottom of the bag are shaded on the chart.
  • Squares 21 to 72 are worked as incomplete squares.

Pattern may be found on page 86 and photo on page 39.