Learn how to knit a super cute and functional bag to take to the market with you! Based on the free pattern by Laura Spradlin. We will have needles and a limited quantity of cotton yarn available for purchase.
Students should already know basic knit stitch and have made one simple object such as a scarf or dishrag or hat, etc. before this class.
Double pointed needles can be used in other projects for making socks, sleeves, mittens, etc. We're using them for the bag to knit a square but in other projects they allow you to knit a tubular object. Fun with Tubes!
Supplies (can be purchased at Dabble & Stitch or elsewhere)
100 grams of sport or worsted weight yarn (cotton, linen, hemp or other blends - the less stretchy and very washable yarns)
(If you have more than one unit of yarn they don't have to be the same color - you can make stripes or a colored base,
Set of 5 double pointed needles sized to work with your yarn. Needles should be at least 5 inches or longer.
(check the yarn label for recommended needle size)
16" circular needle - can be sized for your yarn or up to a few sizes larger than recommended for your yarn - for the mesh
body of the bag. Pattern recommends up to size 10 needles.
Knitting markers - can be purchased or you can use thin rubber bands or other small items that can be placed on the
knitting needle. Knitting doesn't have to be expensive! Use what you have.
Just bring at least 100 grams of sport or worsted weight yarn (cotton, linen, hemp or other blends - the less stretchy and very washable yarns) and corresponding needles (the yarn label will tell you what size needles to use). You'll need one set of 5 double pointed needles sized for your yarn and one 16" or larger circular needle in size 5-10. The 16" needle can be larger than will give correct gauge for your yarn - they are for knitting the mesh part.