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BYOB Market Bag

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : BYOB Market Bag
BYOB Market Bag © Moira Ravenscroft, 2013
BYOB Market Bag © Moira Ravenscroft, 2013
BYOB Market Bag © Moira Ravenscroft, 2013
BYOB Market Bag © Moira Ravenscroft, 2013

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Knitting Skills

Pattern Description:

The BYOB Market Bag is a stylish shoulder bag just perfect for your local Farmers' Market. It is a variation of the "BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag!" pattern, available separately, and was originally worked alongside a series of Tutorial / Knit-along blogposts. The pattern includes links to the posts so that you can follow them as you work this pattern.

The bag is worked in a single colour and features a long central openwork panel to give extra flexibility and two shoulder-length handles with a button detail. The handles can be left as plain knitted straps or could be backed with fabric or woven bands for extra strength.
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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.

(c) Moira Ravenscroft, 2014
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Blog Tutorial / Knitalong:
Please see my blog, for further details on this pattern:

1 - An intro to the BYOB 2.0 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 BYOB 2.0 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.
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18 sts/32 rows:10cm/4 ins in Seed St using 4.0mm/US #6 ndls

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 35cm/14 ins h x 36cm/14.5 ins w
  • Handles 60cm/24 ins long


  • 4.0mm/US #6 circ ndls in lengths 60cm/24 ins & 80cm/32 ins
  • 5.5mm/US #9 circ ndls in length 60cm/24 ins
  • Spare ndl in size 4.0mm/US #6 or smaller

You Will Also Need:

  • Crochet Hook & sml amt of Waste Yarn
  • 3 stitch holders
  • Markers and a pin or safety pin
  • 2 buttons, size 28mm or 7/8 ins
  • Tapestry ndl for finishing

Suggested yarn:

320 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lily Sugar 'N Cream


Col #00010 Yellow

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