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Linen-Linen Project Bag Using Rowan Creative Linen

Linen-Linen Project Bag Using Rowan Creative Linen

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The Design

“A favorite stitch. A favorite yarn.”

Designed by Churchmouse friend Karen Alfke and first published in our summer 2012 newsletter, this knitted project doubles up on linen goodness! Knit in linen stitch (and in a linen-blend yarn), the fabric has a deceptively woven look. The free pattern also includes instructions for an optional strap to create a cross-body bag and for creating a little sachet with your leftover yarn!

For this version of our Linen-Linen Project Bag, we chose Rowan Creative Linen—a versatile yarn that combines the cool, dry hand of linen with the soft loft of cotton. At a light worsted-weight, Creative Linen has a slightly rustic texture and nice heft. Strong and hardy in linen stitch, it’s a great choice for our little project bag!


The Details

FINISHED SIZES
Bag: Approx. 10 x 12"/25.5 x 30.5cm, after seaming. Optional strap: Approx 48"/122cm long.
Sachet: Approx. 3 x 41⁄2"/7.5 x 11.5cm, after seaming.

YARN
Bag: 2 skeins Rowan Creative Linen (219 yds/200m each). Optional: 15 yds/14m in a contrasting color (CC) for tea towel-style striping (see note below).
Or approx. 300 yds/274m total of an equivalent light worsted-weight plant-fiber yarn.
Add approx. 70 yds/64m for optional strap.
Sachet: 1 skein Rowan Creative Linen (219 yds/200m each) yields 7 sachets.
Or approx. 30 yds/27m of an equivalent light worsted-weight plant-fiber yarn per sachet.

Bag shown in color (MC) 621 Natural, and (CC) 635 Stormy.
Sachet shown in color 635 Stormy.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 9 (5.5mm) needles , or size needed to obtain gauge.
Blunt darning needle to finish.
Optional: US 8 (5mm) needles, or one size smaller than gauge needle for strap.
For hanging loop, 9"/23cm piece of ribbon, matching thread and sewing needle.

GAUGE
Approx. 28 sts/40 rows = 4"/10cm, in linen stitch.

Free digital Linen-Linen Project Bag pattern. (Download)

COLOR: 633 Carmin. Cheery cherry.

COLOR: 627 Salmon. Warm dusty rose.

COLOR: 623 Dusk. Sunset mauve.

COLOR: 631 Raspberry.

COLOR: 637 Coleus. Juicy grape.

COLOR: 634 Squawl. Washed navy.

COLOR: 626 Lilac. Not too pink, not too blue.

COLOR: 624 Foggy.

COLOR: 630 Denim. Sandwashed indigo.

COLOR: 635 Stormy.

COLOR: 646 Pitch black. Black.

COLOR: 636 Darkness. Deep teal.

COLOR: 625 Teal.

COLOR: 632 Leaf. Bright olive.

COLOR: 629 Apple.

COLOR: 628 Ochre. Butterscotch.

COLOR: 622 Straw.

COLOR: 621 Natural.

COLOR: 620 Cloud.

COLOR: 647 Mustard.

COLOR: 649 Pacific. Vivid royal blue.

COLOR: 651 Pumpkin.

COLOR: 650 Silver.

COLOR: 652 Oasis.

SPOOL COLOR: 635 Stormy. Spool of 15 yds for optional striping.

SPOOL COLOR: 651 Pumpkin. Spool of 15 yds for optional striping.

SPOOL COLOR: 631 Raspberry. Spool of 15 yds for optional striping.

SPOOL COLOR: 647 Mustard. Spool of 15 yds for optional striping.

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