We are all too aware of the need to "reduce, re-use and recycle", especially when it comes to plastic bags. Yet millions of plastic bags are still used every year. However, we knitters have solutions! Using the skills of our hands we can make bags that are not only functional but decorative and long-lasting too.
This "BYOB 2.0" pattern updates the original "Bring Your Own Bag" published in Knitty in Summer 2008. The pattern now includes instructions for a small and regular sized bag, plus a new Junior size - after all you can never be too young to start saving the planet!
Carry a set of these with you when you head to the shops. Then you can say with pride: "No Plastic Bags for Me!"
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The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download as a zip file. Open this file and you will see 2 pdf's formatted for:
. US/Letter-sized paper
. & UK/A4 stationery.
Please select the version you prefer to save to your hard-drive. The pdf files can be printed out or viewed on a computer, iPad or iPhone directly.
(c) Moira Ravenscroft, 2014
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Blog Tutorial / Knitalong:
Please see my blog, www.moiraravenscroft.blogspot.co.uk for further details on this pattern:
1 - An intro to the pattern: 3 posts starting with 22 Apr 2013: "The Problem with Plastic"
& 2 - A Tutorial/Knit-along covering various items such as how to work selvedges, picking up stitches etc, and ideas for modifying the pattern to make your unique bag. This series starts with the entry on 27 Aug 2013: Pre-washing yarns. Follow the links at the bottom of each blogpost to read the whole series. A separate pattern, the "BYOB Market Bag" is also available separately.
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18 sts/32 rows : 10cm/4 ins in Seed St using 4.0mm/US #6 ndls.
350 meters of Worsted weight
My knitting is inspired by the world around me wherever I am. Please take some time to browse the knitting patterns showcased here and be inspired to recreate some of these ...
My knitting is inspired by the world around me wherever I am. Please take some time to browse the knitting patterns showcased here and be inspired to recreate some of these designs for yourself.