Monday, 10 November 2008

French Market Bag Redux

This is a bag I've been hankering after for a while now - a big, squashy, bright version of the dinky one I made about a year ago.

The pattern is French Market Bag and this time I knitted it in Debbie Bliss Soho. I used almost nine balls of yarn and the pre-felted bag occupied the whole width of my dining room table.

I knitted it on 5.5mm needles ( and would have prefered 6.5mm if I'd had them as circs), and felted in a standard cycle at 40C.

The handles are long enough to go comfortably over my shoulder (diagonally if needs be) so I can distribute the weight of my shopping.

The colour is a real pick-me-up in a fairly dreary Glasgow November and will be invaluable at the Farmer's Market.

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