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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.
275 yards of Sport weight
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 magazines, and by Lion Brand Yarns. I self publish patterns and blog at The Sweatshop of Love and run Holla Knits and Red Letter Day Stitches.