Weightless Produce Bag by Julie Tarsha

Weightless Produce Bag

Knitting
March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
60 - 80 yards (55 - 73 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

When creating this pattern, my wish list included something very very light weight so I wasn’t adding to my bottom line at the cash register, and handles to tie the top closed so the produce doesn’t spill out of the bag. I also wanted them to be stretchy and expandable so I could put in just a few tomatoes or few pounds if I wanted. After much trial and error – I believe these little bags fit the bill! They weigh only about 1/2 of an ounce. I carry several with my other reusable bags.

If you want to knit up a supply of your own, you’ll need:

fingering weight cotton yarn or crochet cotton thread in size 10
size US 8 (5mm), and US 3 (3mm) circular needles. Use ones with a nice long cable and if you haven’t already, go ahead and teach yourself the MAGIC LOOP method to knit these. You can thank me later.
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

** After getting feedback in the notes in the 700+ projects made from this pattern, I made a few changes to provide for a larger opening, a seamless cast on and longer handles. The new pattern is HERE
(I still love and regularly knit the original though)