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Festival Loop Bag

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Festival Loop Bag
Festival Loop Bag
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Festival Loop Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, cast off/bind off
  • knit in the round
  • basic increases and decreases
  • dropping stitches
  • knitting into a row below the one being worked
  • provisional cast on (or picking up stitches from a cast on edge)
  • weaving in /sewing in ends
  • simple YO, K2tog eyelets

Pattern Description:

Designed as a practical gift for a festival-goer, this is perfect for carrying those essentials.

I wanted to design a bright, fun bag for my cousin who goes to the Glastonbury Music festival every chance she has. She loves the concerts but is always worried about keeping hold of her valuables. I wanted something eye catching that didn't look clumsy, heavy or out of place in the festival atmosphere. The handle of the bag is designed to form a snug slipknot around your wrist, which means no need for fastenings and it'll keep your phone, purse, keys or knitting projects safe. For wet weather, I lined this one with a zip lock bag to keep electronics safe and dry.

Two contrasting balls of worsted or aran weight, self striping yarn should make one bag with enough left over to make a second bag if you reverse the MC/CC.


16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bag is 20x23cm, strap is approx 45cm long (it needs to be long enough to make a snug slip knot around your wrist to fit.


  • 2 balls Lion Brand Amazing or similar yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 4.00mm/US6 circular needle
  • 5.00mm/US8 circular needle
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch holder or waste yarn for provisional cast on

Suggested yarn:

120 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Amazing, Austermann Creative & Filz, James Brett Monsoon Aran, Austermann Alpaca Silk


one ball each Glacier Bay and Aurora
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I always have some knitting with me and love to play with yarn. I've had patterns published in a UK magazine called Knit Now and I'm hoping to expand to other publications and do more ...

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