21 To Market PDF
To Market from Fiber Dreams combines form and function in this pretty market tote. Knit using a sport weight linen or plant fiber blend, this pattern has instructions for 3 different sizes. Counting the stockinette stitch base, this bag has 4 different stitch patterns. The stitches are more solid near the bottom, getting more open as they near the top of the bag. The bag is finished with a stitch that is less stretchy than most, to help give the top of the bag and the handle some stability. The wide handle is short, to help keep the bag from hanging to your knees when it’s full. Yes, the handle still stretches quite a bit when the bag is full. Actually, the entire bag stretches a lot. It’s amazing how much will fit inside.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: (width at top x height, empty, relaxed, without handle): 9.5 x 11.5 [11.5 x 13.5, 13.5 x 16.5] in
Yarn Requirements: Sport weight, 150 [250, 375] yards
Needle(s): US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm), and US D (3.25 mm), (exact hook size doesn’t matter, so long as it’s at least the size of the smaller needles)
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in st st with smaller needles