Market Bag

May 31, 2007
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Designer: Vicki Square
Published: June 1, 2007
Technique: Lace
Skill Level: Intermediate

Anyone who has visited Continental Europe can tell you that the daily trip to the ­market is as natural as breathing. Vicki selected linen, wetspun from fine long line flax, for strength, and tested the durability of this market bag with a few canned goods, some oranges, and a bunch of bananas. Your shoulder may wear out before the bag does!

Finished Size: 14” (35.5 cm) × 14” (35.5 cm). Strap length: 36” (91.5 cm).

Yarn: Louet Euroflax (100% linen, 4 ply, 279 yd [255 m]/100 g skein). #35 mustard, 2 skeins.

Needles: Size 11 (8 mm)—knotted mesh stitch. Size 6 (4 mm)—basketweave stitch. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 16 sts and 7 rows = 3” (7.5 cm), size 6 (4 mm) needles—basketweave stitch. 16 sts and 18 rows = 6” (15 cm), size 11 (8 mm) needles—knotted mesh stitch.

Skill level: Intermediate.


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Comments

on Jun 3, 2010 5:53 AM

Once again, I like the pattern and would like to try it, but every time I try to download your patterns there is always one page I can't open - including patterns I  have bought from you folks (and your customer service department does NOT respond).  Does anyone else have this problem or suggestions for solving it?

Susan

cornville wrote
on May 22, 2010 3:04 PM

never mind...figured it out as soon as comment posted!

cornville wrote
on May 22, 2010 2:59 PM

My bag is coming out about half the desired size, even though my gauge measures right (16 stitches=3inches). What am I missing?

Mary@506 wrote
on May 18, 2010 8:52 PM
on May 18, 2010 5:34 PM

I'm sorry i dont know what knotted mesh stitch is or a baskedtweave stitch. Can you help me out?

ebs wrote
on May 16, 2010 5:29 PM

I interpreted the pearl row of the basketweave stitch as just the opposite of the knit side. So, after purling the first stitch, I purled the second stitch on the left needle but didn't lift the stitch off, purled the first stitch and lifted both stitches off the left needle at the same time. I continued this pattern across the row until the last stitch, which was just a normal purl stitch.

ebs

CarolC wrote
on May 14, 2010 8:27 AM

Yes, lenjynn, you'd switch back to the smaller needles, as this gives the top of the bag more strength.

CarolC wrote
on May 14, 2010 8:27 AM

Yes, lenjynn, you'd switch back to the smaller needles, as this gives the top of the bag more strength.

NancyD@31 wrote
on May 14, 2010 7:19 AM

To purl the 2nd stitch, then purl the 1st was a real poser for me until I googled it and found these instructions in another pattern:  "Lift the 2nd stitch over the 1st, purl it, then purl the stitch which was (previously) first.  Hope this works b/c I'm off to make the bag.-ND

kaleiknit@2 wrote
on Feb 23, 2010 9:18 AM

I love this bag.  The two stitches are a joy to knit.  The only bad thing about this bag is that it has a tendancy to sprout legs and walk away...so keep an eye on yours.

akeela wrote
on Sep 26, 2009 11:20 PM

Thank you for the directions.

Lori@58 wrote
on Sep 25, 2009 3:51 PM

I made this bag for my daughter...I misread the instructions so it ended up a little different but is a great bag. The Louet Euroflax is expensive and it was real had to get but I loved it once I found someone who had it.  

Lori@58 wrote
on Sep 25, 2009 3:51 PM

I made this bag for my daughter...I misread the instructions so it ended up a little different but is a great bag. The Louet Euroflax is expensive and it was real had to get but I loved it once I found someone who had it.  

knit1tinktoo wrote
on Sep 25, 2009 11:25 AM

Was this pattern done using the sport weight or the worsted weight

Joan@79 wrote
on Sep 25, 2009 9:21 AM

Maida - I kept having that problem too, using Firefox.  I cleared all the cookies for interweave and knittingdaily and was finally able to log in and download it.

Maida M.@2 wrote
on Sep 25, 2009 8:56 AM

I cannot download the pattern - which I love!  My computer is in great condition, I have hi-speed connection and Adobe Reader - so what's wrong??!!  Hellp !  Thanks!

 

KathyD@2 wrote
on Aug 1, 2009 12:45 PM

You could always make this bag out of a cotton yarn like Cream and Sugar - get a cone of it for under $7

swallowtail wrote
on Feb 23, 2009 6:39 AM
What a great bag.Someone in my knitting group made this for a trip, she loved it.
superbear02 wrote
on Feb 3, 2009 7:34 AM
Sam, The difference I believe is that you purl the second stitch on the needle before you purl the first one.
zibu wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 5:20 AM
Katy B - another great way to score good yarn is to look on ebay and destash sites. Particularly ebay. I've had excellent luck getting amazing deals that stretch my dollar even farther! Good luck!
wtnf wrote
on Nov 11, 2008 10:19 PM
Katy B. - Understand the student status. What we do is go to 2nd hand shops & Salvation Army sales and buy an old or torn sweater, sometimes they even give it to you because it's damaged. Then, rip it out and re-knit it. A great way to re-use!
SAM@2 wrote
on Oct 26, 2008 1:15 PM

I don't understand the instructions for Row 2 of the basketweave stitch - is it just a complete Purl row? directings say:

P1, *purl the second st, then purl the first st* rep from * to * across row, end p1.

How do you P1, then purl the second, then purl the first again?

Thanks for any help!

Katy B. wrote
on Sep 21, 2008 9:05 PM

Has anyone found a cheaper yarn, in flax or otherwise, that works well. I wish I could justify spending almost $60 for a bag I will just use for groceries, unfortunately I'm a college student and I just can't.

K

lenjynn wrote
on Jun 17, 2008 9:21 PM

I have a question.  Should you decrease needle size when you have knit the body of the bag and are returning to the basket weave?  Thank you.  

J

JoannaP wrote
on Jun 3, 2008 2:14 PM

Thank you for the directions. I have one question on one side of the bag the edging looks 'lumpy' where as the other side is straight... is there a way to correct this.

Joanna