West Side Market Bag by Corrie Purdum

West Side Market Bag

April 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
315 - 350 yards (288 - 320 m)
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Updated 7/03/12:
Pattern has now been updated to include detailed information on linen stitch pattern in the body and the straps of the bag.

A simple market bag using a worsted weight cotton yarn.

A note on the multiple needle sizes: I wanted the bottom of the bag in a tighter knit so it would hold up to heavy market items. The body is on size 9 needles, allowing for some stretch. The linen stitch at the top of the bag creates a tight woven “fabric.” It’s possible to to do the top of the bag in size 9. It will not have as large an opening.