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Sweetwater Bag

from Lavender Hill Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sweetwater Bag
Sweetwater Bag Sweetwater Bag with leather straps
Sweetwater Bag Sweetwater Bag with felted handles
Sweetwater Bag Sweetwater Bag with leather straps

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl

Pattern Description:

The Sweetwater Bag knits up quickly using two strands of worsted weight yarn held together. The felted fabric is thick, soft and sturdy so you can use your bag everyday not just on special occasions. The bag is knit in the round with very little seaming. Customize your bag with either felted handles or leather handles. You can also add metal snaps to make your leather straps removable so you can make the bag in several colors and only have to buy one pair of straps!! The snaps also make your bag washable since you can remove the straps.

Your pattern purchase also includes a tutorial on how to line this bag with fabric. Just email me after your purchase the pattern (me email is in the pattern) and I will send you the pdf file for the tutorial via email.

Your pattern purchase also includes support, if you ever have a question about the pattern, felting or making the lining, just send me an email and I'll be happy to answer them!! I love to talk knitting :)


11 stitches/4" and 16 rows/4" in stockinette stitch using two strands of worsted weight yarn and size US 13 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Prefelted Size: 17" wide, 10" high, 2 3/4" deep Finished Size: 14" wide, 8" high, 2 1/2" deep


  • 16" and 29" size US 13 (9mm) circular needles, two size US 13 double point needles (if you plan on knitting a bag with felted handles)
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders

You Will Also Need:

  • leather straps with metal d-rings on each end
  • button for front pocket
  • four heavy duty metal snaps (if you would like to make your strap removable)

Suggested yarn:

670 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Patons Classic Wool