Market Bag

Designer: Vicki Square
Published: June 1, 2007
Technique: Lace
Skill Level: Intermediate

Anyone who has visited Continental Europe can tell you that the daily trip to the ­market is as natural as breathing. Vicki selected linen, wetspun from fine long line flax, for strength, and tested the durability of this market bag with a few canned goods, some oranges, and a bunch of bananas. Your shoulder may wear out before the bag does!

Finished Size: 14” (35.5 cm) × 14” (35.5 cm). Strap length: 36” (91.5 cm).

Yarn: Louet Euroflax (100% linen, 4 ply, 279 yd [255 m]/100 g skein). #35 mustard, 2 skeins.

Needles: Size 11 (8 mm)—knotted mesh stitch. Size 6 (4 mm)—basketweave stitch. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 16 sts and 7 rows = 3” (7.5 cm), size 6 (4 mm) needles—basketweave stitch. 16 sts and 18 rows = 6” (15 cm), size 11 (8 mm) needles—knotted mesh stitch.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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