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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Reduce Reuse Recycle

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Reduce Reuse Recycle
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Reduce Reuse Recycle

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

A different take on the string bag - this one uses approximately 20 plastic (nonbiodegradeable!) grocery bags.

Gauge is not important for this project.

I like to think of myself as a good steward of the earth. When I go shopping, I try to use canvas bags to cut down on the number of those cheap plastic bags that I accumulate. But still, I have an ever expanding bag of bags in my pantry. Every so often we foist off these bags on friends and family that have dogs but this year I decided to reduce, reuse, and recycle those bags into a new grocery bag.


24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in pattern 1 (cloth/tweed stitch)


  • approximately 20 plastic (nonbiodegradeable!) grocery bags
  • US 9 (5.5mm) circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle
  • 1 stitch marker