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February Lace Market Bag


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Based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's now iconic lace featured in her February Baby Sweater, this market bag is perfect for toting to your local farmer's market. Uniquely constructed with an enveloping pouch at the base of the bag, this is worked seamlessly in the round with just one skein of fingering weight yarn. Show off those handpaints! PDF includes two video tutorials, a photo tutorial, and written instructions. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on pick up stitches along an edge work in the round make a yarn over basic decreases following a written pattern GAUGE 18 stitches/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, using larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 34 inch circumference; 14 inches deep; 10 inch handle SUGGESTED YARN 425 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Sock COLORWAY 856 Azules

Supplies Needed

  • US 6/4 mm 24-inch circular needle
  • US 8/5 mm 32-inch circular needle, and a spare needle of the same size or larger to perform 3-needle bindoff
  • Approximately 425 yards fingering weight yarn; samples shown in Space Cadet Creations Estelle (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 430 yards per 100 gram skein); color: Springtime Tryst and Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino; 440 yards per 100 gram skein); color: 856 Azules

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.