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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.
The pattern includes:
A Shopping list,
a stitch guide,
detailed step by step instructions with photographs
and tips and design notes.
Time saving shortcuts, design notes, blocking advice and a fun way to add a touch of whimsy to your Roomy Shoulder Tote.
You will use size 10.5 needles and a single strand of worsted weight wool.
This is a LARGE market bag like tote.
Its strap can be customized to yield a messenger/mailbag length or a tuck under your elbow shoulder tote.
Excellent for work, shopping, baby stuff and projects!
About 13"w (at base) x 5"d (at base) x 11"h (from base to
the bottom of the center 'V'. Doesn't including the strap length.
The pattern is for the BASIC SHAPE only. You decide what colors to use and other embellishments such as the beer cap fringe on my redneck version.
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch