I recently took a stomp through the woods looking at the hawthorn berries. Full of design inspiration I began my hunt for suitable yarn. I was looking for both texture and colour, to create a knit that would symbolise the life of woods in autumn, and the longing for life to continue. Fancy knitting a bag like this for yourself or as a gift? Here’s how…
I didn’t draw this design in my workbook, instead I pictured it in my mind as I was knitting. To create a ‘berry’ texture I used a double moss stitch. This stitch is ideal for creating texture and useful to make stronger knits such as bags.
To compliment I found a ceramic donut bead that was green to represent the leaves of the tree, and brown to represent the bark.
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An alternative strap option.
Cast on 10 sts and follow strap pattern. Make two to make a double strap effect.
If you plan on making a longer strap to make a messenger bag, then it is advisable that the underneath side of the strap is lined with cotton fabric to prevent stretching, and a firm card base is made and placed into base of bag to make is more sturdy.[/box]