Via Diagonale by Wendy Wonnacott

Via Diagonale

April 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
558 yards (510 m)
one size
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This pattern is available for free.


This bag is roomy enough for the necessities and
then some. I’ve left the structure rather simple,the shaping coming from the gusset and lining support. I highly suggest lining the bag simply to prolong the life of your knitting (well, that and the added structure and support the lining gives). Applied i-cord edging and i-cord handles give it a finished look.

The slip stitch pattern is from Le Dictionnaire Harmony des Points de Tricot Volume III. The textured slip stitch pattern and contrasting colors make for one eye-catching bag. The pattern works beautifully using a solid and variegated yarn combination as well!

A Note on Yarn Substitution: If Grignasco Mexico is not available, try Kertzer’s Butterfly Super 10 mercerized cotton or Elann Endless Summer Collection Sonata.