|Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS ...
It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS UNBEARABLE!!! At the same time, I noticed a woman with a cute over sized bag and asked about it. When I found out how it was made, I thought, I can do that. And I did! Then all of my neighbors wanted one.
I am completely a self taught knitter. When I was an EXTREMELY BORED kid, I fashioned some needles from the dowels I pulled off of a couple of wooden coat hangers. I used an encyclopedia to learn the knit and purl stitches .
I did not touch another pair of needles again until I was 34 and needed that diaper bag. Since then, I have sold hundreds of bags, over 2,000 patterns. Although I mostly self publish, my designs have been included in bestselling books, magazines and knitting calendars.
My felted carry all bag is as versatile as it is functional.Like any good tote bag, it's roomy and sturdy enough to carry a heavy load. The main model used for this pattern is made from scraps. There are round-by round instructions for the body of the tote; row-by-row instructions for the non-circular strap parts; enormously helpful tips, suggestions, photographs, and diagrams.
I gave this bag a fat ol' booty! The fat base of this tote will ensure it doesn't tip over...hate that!
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch