8 Aug 2008

Basketweave Bag

BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag knitting pattern by Moira Ravenscroft, Wyndlestraw designs

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: an autumnal Fired Earth colourway with lovely earthy tones, and a simple but effective two-tone variation worked in pinks, blues and white. 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.

BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag knitting pattern by Moira Ravenscroft, Wyndlestraw designs

You can knit the bags with the 3-coloured bands as in the original pattern or with just two different colours as I was describing here. The photo above shows two longer-style bags I worked as project bags, using pink or blue with slim white stripes for an elegant look. They are an excellent size for storing balls of yarn for my next knitting project!

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 for more details about the BYOB pattern and have fun trying out some variations of your own. 

For more information about our Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book, please see my website. The book has information about more than 250 double-sided stitches and is available for instant download from the site.

I'll be back next time with another striped version of the bag, this time with Fibonacci stripes!

Until then – Happy Knitting! 

Moira 

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