In the last few blogposts, I have been exploring some variations of the BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag! knitting pattern so that you can make bags that will be just right for your next shopping trip.
In July, I posted about two different colour variations: a Fall Fired Earth colourway with lovely earthy tones, and a simple but effective two-tone variation worked in pinks and blues. Last time, I explored some bags that were worked entirely in Seed Stitch, one of my favourite stitches (can you tell!!)
The bag I am featuring today is another solid-sided bag, but this time worked with a Basketweave stitch replacing the central mesh part of the BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag! pattern. This stitch is taken from our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches, and is a good-looking stitch with a lot of flexibility.
You can knit the bags with the 3-coloured bands as in the original pattern or just with two different colours as I was describing in my last blogpost. In the photo above I have used Col #112 Berry for the pink bag and Col #110 Lake for the blue one. Both bags have bands of white picked out with Col #100 Snow.
This is a good variation of the basic design as it is still quite flexible so can accommodate awkwardly-shaped items but gives a little more support. Working a couple of these alongside the regular BYOB Bags would make a lovely co-ordinated set.
Please click here to download a copy of the free pattern and have fun trying out this Basketweave variation. For more information about our new Reversible Knitting Stitches book, please see my website. The book is available as an E-Book, a Print book or the best of both worlds, a Print and Digital Package.
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