Happy New Year to all you lovely blog followers, I have spent a very relaxing Christmas creating a new pattern for a knitted bag that will be stocked in my ETSY shop ‘studio10oxford’
I thought I’d share this tutorial with you which is a plain version which can be adapted to your own pattern or you can download my pattern from my ETSY shop.
I also stock the leather handles and fabric lining.
For the medium sized handbag which measures approx. 30cm x 20cm:
You will need
200g of Aran weight yarn
Sew on leather handles (I use 60 cm length)
Lining fabric ( a fat quarter is the perfect size)
optional zip or other closure.
Using 4mm needles, cast on 71 sts
Knit 7 rows 1×1 rib
Next row knit
Knit 7 more rows 1×1 rib
Stocking stitch (or pattern of your choice) until work measures 42cm from beg
Knit 15 rows rib as at the beginning.
Cast off loosely.
With right sides facing sew side seams..
Attach the lining to the inside of the bag by pinning then. sewing invisibly to the bottom edge of the rib row inside.
Have fun and i would love to see your results on Instagram just tag @studio10oxford or @oxfordcottagegardener