knitscene Summer 2018: Escape Bag

Spontaneity makes life more exciting, but it’s easy to get caught up in the mundane tasks of the day-to-day grind. The Escape Bag by illitilli makes it easier to get out and live life in a hurry. Last-minute day trip to the lake? No problem. Stuff your flip flops and towel right into the Escape Bag, and make your escape—but don’t forget sunscreen! This durable, roomy, and stylish bag is perfect for the more exciting parts of life.

Get your cross-crafting skills out, because the Escape Bag has a sewn-in lining for stability and metal grommets to keep the drawstring from wearing down the bag. The bag’s sleek outer design pairs well with any outfit. Hang it by the front door to inspire you to break free of your chains and find a bit of freedom.

The Escape Bag is made with Yarn Spud & Chloë Sweater, distributed by Blue Sky Fibers. Get all of the details you need to make your summer complete in knitscene Summer 2018.


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Pattern Details

DESIGNER illitilli

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 10″ wide, 4″ deep, and 12″ tall.

YARN Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yd [146 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #7506 toast (beige; MC), 2 skeins and #7507 moonlight (blue; CC), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Blue Sky Fibers.

NEEDLES  Size 4 (3.5 mm): straight, 32″ circular (cir), and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 6 (4 mm): set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS  Markers (m); tapestry needle; sewing needle and thread; sewing machine (optional); iron; lining fabric (see Notes): 1 piece 14½” x 30″ for bag lining, 1 piece 8½” x 11¼” to cover base stiffener, 1 piece 6½” x 14″ for interior pocket; heavyweight fusible facing: 2 pieces 11¾” x 14″, 1 piece 4″ x 10″; plastic mesh stiffener: 2 pieces 4″ x 10″; twelve 3/8″ inside diameter grommets; grommet tools (hole cutter, insertion tool, hammer); unbleached cotton webbing strap, 2″ wide x 2 yd length.

GAUGE 18½ sts and 32 rnds = 4″ in Dot st on smaller needles.


Embark on a Knitting Journey with the Escape Bag

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