If you’re like me, you can never have too many bags. Most days I carry to work: a lunch bag, a knitting bag, a bag to hold files and papers and a pocketbook bag and I carry all of these bags in a larger tote bag! This colorful bag in Provence is mostly stripes with one stripe in stranded colorwork. You begin with the handle, cast on stitches between the ends of the handle, work in the round to the bottom of the bag, and then work a three needle bind off for the bottom seam.
The marled shades of Provence add depth to the color palette. Make it as deep as you want by adding more stripes. And because of its simple shape, it is easy to line with fabric if you desire. The perfect bag to carry whatever you have that needs carrying!
100% mercerized Egyptian cotton
Provence, one of our signature yarns, is a mercerized Egyptian cotton that knits into a strong and beautiful fabric. Egyptian cotton has two qualities that make it a great cotton yarn: a very long staple (fiber) length and a small diameter. The long staple gives the yarn strength and sheen; and the delicate diameter means that it spins into a soft, smooth yarn. Mercerizing makes a yarn that is stable, takes dye well, and is less likely to shrink.
With 59 colors available, the combinations for any colorwork project are endless!
Here is the free downloadable Provence Fair Isle Bag pattern. (file size: 848 KB)
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