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Portland Plaid Bag


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  • Worked In The Round

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Pattern Details

The Portland Plaid Bag is a fun, updated take on a traditional style handbag. It is named for Portland, Maine which is a fun, quirky, unique, independently minded city, much like the plaid pattern. Random horizontal stripes and random vertical stripes create an unexpected plaid pattern. Use your own creativity to develop a unique plaid pattern or make the bag as pictured using the suggested pattern. You could also make it all one color, or with just horizontal stripes. A rolled edge along the bottom of the bag gives definition and helps the bag stand up on it's own. You can finish this bag with purchased leather handles or you can make felted handles. There are unlimited possibilities for making this bag uniquely your own! This bag is easy to knit, you will always be working with one color at a time, and there are no seams to sew, but you will have to weave in some yarn ends:) Pattern includes lots of pictures and complete instructions for felting your knitted bag in the washing machine. Also included is a tutorial for instructions on how to make a fabric lining for the bag. Pattern includes permission to resell finished bags, please credit Lavender Hill Knits for the pattern design on any product tags or descriptions. Pattern itself is copyright protected and cannot be copied or shared via email or any other manner. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit stitch purl stitch knitting in the round GAUGE 4 stitches per inch and 5.5 rows per inch in stockinette stitch using size 10.5 needles and one strand of worsted weight yarn. Gauge isn't super important since this isn't a garment. Just make sure you are somewhat close to the stitch gauge and the stitches are loose. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small Bag (after felting): 13.5" wide, 8" high, 3.5" deep Medium Bag (after felting): 17" wide, 9" high, 4.75" deep

Recommended with this pattern

  • You will need six different colors of worsted weight 100% wool yarn in the following amounts: Color A (used for the base of bag, top edge, bag flap and straps - if you are making felted straps): 310 (350) yards - or two balls of Patons Classic Wool Colors B, C, D, E, F: 100 (120) yards of each color - or one ball each of Patons Classic Wool
  • Size US 10.5 (6.5mm) 24" or 29" circular knitting needles
  • stitch markers

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