The bag features long knitted shoulder straps and is a great size for a summer tote, with space for all the little extras for a day at the beach. The handles are also a generous width so the bag is comfortable to carry on your shoulder.
Both the bag and the straps are lined with a co-ordinating cotton fabric to make a lightweight but sturdy bag which can be used for either a handbag or a tote.
The Weymouth Shoulder Bag is worked in Embossed Check Stitch from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book. This is a strong stitch with a distinctive patterning and texture, so is a good choice for bags such as this. The stitch is also easy to work, with sharply-defined colour transitions for the different colour stripes.
The shoulder straps are worked in a co-ordinating pattern, Double Moss Stitch, which gives an interesting contrast of texture and patterning.
Full step-by-step knitting and sewing instructions are included in the pattern and it is available for immediate download from my website.
If you would like to read more about our Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book and see examples of other double-sided stitches included in the collection, then please click here.
Until next time, happy summer knitting!