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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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February Lace Market Bag

from Designs by The Sexy Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : February Lace Market Bag
February Lace Market Bag
February Lace Market Bag
February Lace Market Bag
February Lace Market Bag
February Lace Market Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • pick up stitches along an edge
  • work in the round
  • make a yarn over
  • basic decreases
  • following a written pattern

Pattern Description:

Based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's now iconic lace featured in her February Baby Sweater, this market bag is perfect for toting to your local farmer's market. Uniquely constructed with an enveloping pouch at the base of the bag, this is worked seamlessly in the round with just one skein of fingering weight yarn. Show off those handpaints!

PDF includes two video tutorials, a photo tutorial, and written instructions.


18 stitches/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, using larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 34 inch circumference; 14 inches deep; 10 inch handle


  • US 6/4 mm 24-inch circular needle
  • US 8/5 mm 32-inch circular needle, and a spare needle of the same size or larger to perform 3-needle bindoff
  • Approximately 425 yards fingering weight yarn; samples shown in Space Cadet Creations Estelle (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 430 yards per 100 gram skein); color: Springtime Tryst and Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino; 440 yards per 100 gram skein); color: 856 Azules
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Suggested yarn:

425 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Sock


856 Azules