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BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag!

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BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag! © Moira Ravenscroft, 2013
BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag! © Moira Ravenscroft, 2013
BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag! © Moira Ravenscroft, 2013
BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag!
BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag! © Moira Ravenscroft, 2013

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Work a Provisional Cast-On
  • Be able to knit in the round

Pattern Description:

We are all aware of the need to "reduce, re-use and recycle" especially when it comes to plastic bags, yet millions of these 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.

The BYOB 2.0 pattern includes instructions for four different sized bags, including an extra-small size perfect for Junior shoppers - after all you can never be too young to start saving the planet! The bags are worked in a crisp cotton yarn which holds its shape well even after multiple uses.

Now all you have to do is remember to take them with you! Put a few BYOB 2.0 bags and some linen carriers by the back door or in the car and then you will be sure to have them on hand when you head to the shops.
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Pattern information:
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. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.

(c) Moira Ravenscroft, 2015
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Blog Tutorial / Knitalong:
Please see my blog, 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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Errata on Pg 6 of BYOB_2.0-v2.1-01JAN2015:
The 3rd line down read: "Wk 1 (3, 5) more rnds in patt as set."
and it should have been: "Wk 1 (3, 5) more rnds in Seed St patt as set."
This is now corrected in the current version, v2.2
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18 sts/32 rows : 10cm/4 ins in Seed St using 4.0mm/US #6 ndls.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS: 12 ins / 30cm h x 13.5 ins / 34cm w
  • Sml: 13 ins / 33cm h x 14 ins / 35cm w
  • Med: 14 ins / 35cm h x 14.5 ins / 36cm w
  • Lrg: 16 ins / 40cm h x 15/5 ins / 38cm w


  • Crochet hook for Prov CO
  • 2 Stitch holders / spare interchangeable needle cords
  • Tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Sml amt of Waste Yarn
  • Markers

Suggested yarn:

350 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lily Sugar 'N Cream


Rose Pink / Light Blue / White

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