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Nashville Tote

from Lavender Hill Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nashville Tote
Nashville Tote Tote with knitted strap
Nashville Tote Tote with removable knitted strap
Nashville Tote Tote with removable leather strap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

The Nashville Tote is a beautiful felted shoulder bag with three strap options, an attached felted strap (shown in first photo), a removable leather strap (shown in third photo) or a felted strap attached with metal rings to add a bit of interest (shown in bottom photo). Three rows of ruffles added to the front give this sturdy felted bag a fun and feminine look. The Nashville Bag is perfect when you have to tote lots of stuff and want to look good too!!

The Nashville Tote is fun to knit and it is amazing to see it transform from an oddly shaped piece of knitting into a beautiful ruffled purse after a few minutes in the washing machine! This purse is great in a basic go-to color like charcoal gray or make one in a fun bright color to go with a special outfit. I hope you enjoy creating yours☺

Pattern directions include color pictures, very detailed knitting instructions, definitions of stitches used and complete instructions for felting in your washing machine.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size after felting: 13" (33cm) wide (with bag laid flat), 12" (31cm) tall (from bottom seam to top of bag), 3" (7.5cm) deep, 1 1/2" (4cm) felted strap width


  • 800 yards of 100% wool worsted weight yarn
  • size 10.5 (6.5mm) 24" circular knitting needle

You Will Also Need:

  • If you wish to line your bag: 1/2 yard of fabric Heavy duty interfacing magnetic closure
  • Optional materials: leather strap with attached d-rings - length depends on how long you would like your bag to hang, a 24" strap makes for a good shoulder bag, a longer strap would be needed for a cross-body bag two 2-3" metal rings for attaching a separate felted strap

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Patons Classic Wool