BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag!
from Wyndlestraw Designs Follow

We are all aware of the need to "reduce, re-use and recycle" especially when it comes to plastic bags, yet millions of these are still used every year. However, we knitters have solutions! Using the skills of our hands we can make bags that are not only functional but decorative and long-lasting too.

The BYOB 2.0 pattern includes instructions for four different sized bags, including an extra-small size perfect for Junior shoppers – after all you can never be too young to start saving the planet! 

The bags have a shaped base for easy loading at the checkout, a sturdy lower section to prevent items falling out and a mesh central panel for flexibility. The handles feature a comfy grip and the bags are worked in a crisp cotton yarn which holds its shape well even after multiple uses.

Difficulty: Intermediate
 
Sizes:
XS (Sml, Med, Lrg)
Height: 30 (33, 35, 40) cm / 12 (13, 14, 16) ins
Width: 34 (35, 36, 38) cm / 13.5 (14, 14.5, 15.5) ins

Yarn: 
Lily "Sugar N Cream" worsted wt yarn, 100% cotton, 
   110m/120 yds:70.9gm/2.5 oz ball in Cols:

Blue / Turquoise Colourway:
   MC: 18725 Blueberry x 2 (2, 2, 3) balls
   CC #1: 18001 White x 1 (1, 1, 2) balls
   CC #2: ​18111 Mod Blue (Turquoise) x 1 (1, 1, 1) ball

Pink / Blue Colourway:
   MC: 18046 Rose Pink x 2 (2, 2, 3) balls
   CC #1: 18001 White x 1 (1, 1, 2) balls
   CC #2: 00026 Light Blue x 1 (1, 1, 1) ball

​Actual amt used / Medium Size bag:
MC: 130gm/4.6 oz, CC#1: 45gm/1.5 oz, CC#2: 25gm/0.9 oz
Total: 200gm/7.0 oz, 310m/338 yds
 
Needles: 
4.0mm/US #6 circ ndls, lengths 60cm/24 ins & 80cm/32 ins
5.5mm/US #9 circ ndls, length 60cm/24 ins
Spare ndl in size 4.0mm/US #6 or smaller

Gauge: 
18 sts/32 rows:10cm/4 ins in Seed St using 4.0mm/US #6 ndls

Notions:
Markers, tapestry ndl for finishing
Crochet hook + waste yarn for Provisional CO
2 long stitch holders or spare interchangeable ndl cords

Pattern information: 
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download. The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.

© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015
E-mail: wyndlestraw.designs@gmail.com
Website: www.wyndlestrawdesigns.com

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