Funky Fringe Bag

Designer: Marilyn Murphy
Published: May 15, 2007
Technique: Colorwork – Fair Isle, Fringe
Skill Level: Easy

Marilyn Murphy, currently Interweave’s President, originally designed this bag as a staff project for the Winter 2000/2001 issue of Interweave Knits (“In the Bag,” pages 96-98). We’ve had so many requests for the pattern that we decided to offer it here. Marilyn writes: “I didn’t have a final design for this bag when I began. I had a few ideas and just started knitting. As I worked my way up the bag, I decided it needed a funkier element and more navy at the top— hence the fringe. This bag is perfectly sized to hold my wallet, glasses, and keys, and to grab when I run out of the house for short errands.”

Yarn: Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair (70% wool; 30% yearling mohair; 140 yd [128 m]/2oz): #5MO moss (A), #5MB midnight blue (B), 1 skein each.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm).

Notions:: Size G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook; smooth waste yarn.

Gauge: About 15 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in seed st. Exact gauge is not critical..

Skill Level: Easy.

Corrected pdf downloaded on 11/30/2010

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