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The Imperial Knits Collection of patterns and Imperial Yarns come from the historic Imperial Stock Ranch, located in north central Oregon. The ranch has been operating continuously since 1871, ...

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Raindrop Bag

from Imperial Yarn
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Raindrop  Bag
Raindrop  Bag
Raindrop  Bag
Raindrop  Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • lace, simple cables, 3-needle bind-off, rib, sewing lining, picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Soon to be your favorite! This bag is worked seamlessly starting with the base/strap piece from which stitches are picked up for the front and back, and worked toward center. Lined for stability and durability, it is stylish and practical.

This design is made with the finest Columbia wool from Oregon's historic Imperial Stock Ranch near Shaniko, Oregon, USA


16 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Diagonal Pattern for Swatch (US 6);
21 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in 1x1 Rib (US 2)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size
  • Finished Measurements: Approx. 20" wide and 16" long, not including shoulder strap.


  • US size 2 (2.75 mm) needles
  • US size 6 (4.0 mm) 29" long or longer circular needle
  • US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16" long or longer circular needle or straight needles (optional)
  • 675 yards Imperial Yarn Erin

You Will Also Need:

  • Markers; removable markers; cable needle (cn); waste yarn or stitch holders; tapestry needle; a piece of fabric for lining measuring 22" wide x 43" long (including 1/2" seam allowance); sewing needle and thread.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Imperial Yarn Erin