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I'm a knitwear and embroidery pattern designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Multiplicity

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • double knitting
  • knit
  • purl
  • CO/BO

Pattern Description:

I am a cross body bag kinda girl. I buy or make myself
clutches all the time but never use them. Adorable shoulder bag? Nah. I like to throw a bag strap over my head and across my body and forget about it. But this bag is too darn cute to forget about! A large main pocket is perfect for your wallet and keys, and throw your phone in a very accessible smaller front pocket. Since the bag is double knit throughout there is no need for a lining! The extra thick fabric keeps everything in.

I've used a 45" handmade leather strap for my bag, but you can use any length strap if you aren't as fussy about your bags as I am. Weaving a strap out of yarn would also be super cute! And if having open pockets makes you nervous, snag a couple magnetic purse closures at your local craft store.

The body and front pocket of Multiplicity are knit using double knitting, a technique used to create two right sides of fabric at once. If you are unfamiliar with this technique, Knit Picks has a great intro here. There are also lots of video tutorials on Double Knitting if you do a little searching. Don't be scared! It's a really fun technique, and with a little practice you'll be double knitting your heart out in no time.


16 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double knitting.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9" wide, 10" deep main pocket, unfolded


  • Size 4 straight needles
  • About 250-275 sportweight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • 45" Leather strap with D Rings and tabs

Suggested yarn:

275 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Brava Sport


Caution and Cobblestone Heather

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