The Infamous Hobo Bag by Katie Rose

The Infamous Hobo Bag

July 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
500 - 570 yards (457 - 521 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This bag has been my go-to bag for the last 4 years since I first made it.

The square base gives you plenty of nooks and crannies for tucking wallets, water bottles, and fresh fruit into, not to mention making laptop transportation easier. The handles are based on a sine curve, evenly distributing the downward force from the load inside along the handle’s edge, allowing a thin but elegant shape near the top, and a hole easy to sling over your shoulder. The stripes appeared out of necessity – I was running out of the two colors I’d originally bought, and my LYS only had a complementary color, and so the third color was introduced. You use nearly all of the three skeins.

Although it looks felted, that’s just the nature of Rowan Felted Tweed! Because it isn’t felted, I lined it with a contrasting cotton/poly fabric for stability, and to prevent pencils from slipping through the bottom.

UPDATE: Sewing instructions to create and insert the lining can be found here: