Crossroads Carryall

knit bag pattern

Alex Capshaw-Taylor

The Crossroads Carryall is a sturdy, lined linen bag big enough to hold your knitting, books, and supplies for a weekend adventure. The two-tone color scheme and curved upper body make this bag useful and attractive. The plaited basketweave stitch worked with two strands of worsted-weight linen gives this bag its solid construction; the applied cord edging, leather handles, and sewn-in lining provide a polished look.

Finished Size 42½” circumference and 15″ tall.

Yarn Lang Yarns Lino (100% linen; 120 yd [110m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #64 (burgundy; MC), 5 balls; #39 (tan; CC), 8 balls. Yarn distributed by Berroco.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): straight and 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle; sewing thread; sewing needle; ¾ yd 60″ wide lining fabric; 1¾ yard 22″ wide heavy interfacing; 10″ x 17″ piece of plastic canvas; two 24″ leather handles with pre-punched holes for sewing.

Gauge 16 sts and 34 rows = 4″ in garter st with 2 strands held tog; 24 sts and 21 rows = 4″ in Woven Basketweave patt with 2 strands held tog.

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