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Commander-In-Chief Handbag


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This bag was inspired by a military style pea coat, and can be made with or without pockets. Mix it up with different colors, handles and embellishments to suit your style! This bag is knit flat on circular needles to accommodate the curve of the bag sides. Please be aware that if you substitute another yarn for the suggested Malabrigo Merino Worsted, your bag may felt differently. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Decreasing Pick up and knit Knit in the round Fulling GAUGE Work 12 sts and 16 rows in st st to measure 4x4" using US 11 (8mm) needles, though tension is not critical for this pattern. Be sure to knit and felt a swatch in both colors to insure they felt at the same rate. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 36cm/14in x 15cm/6in x 15cm/6in SUGGESTED YARN 800 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Merino Worsted COLORWAY American Beauty, Black

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 11 (8.0mm) 32" Circular needle
  • One set of 11-14" wide 'D' shaped handles with a minimum 8" opening for securing to the bag.
  • Stitch holder

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