Thursday, December 09, 2010

Gift Bag Pattern

I'm at a loss for material for a blog secret Christmas knitting is to blame. I had thought I would post about the Christmas stockings I knit many, many years ago, but I did that post four years ago. I can't show you any of my current knitting, so then I remembered I wrote up a pattern two years ago when one of my readers asked for the pattern. I sent her the pattern and she was supposed to test knit it for me, but unfortunately she never did and I did not hear from her again. Guess she changed her mind.

Here's the pattern:

Click here "DYO"(Design Your Own) Drawstring Bag to download pattern in PDF format.

ERRATA******Please note that this pattern was corrected 12/16/2010. One more decrease row  of k2tog has been added. Sorry for any inconvenience. Many thanks to Nancy. She found the error in knitting her bag. Check out her beautiful bag here. ******

In the future, I think, I'll need some test knitters to check out my patterns' accuracity. Please let me know if you are interested and I'll make a list and contact you when and if I have another pattern to post. Thank you :)

spiral rib drawstring bag
spiral rib drawstring bag

I'm calling it "DYO"(Design Your Own) Drawstring Bag Pattern, because it is pretty much a simple pattern and it is easily adaptable to any stitch pattern that is a multiple of 10. Lots of possibilities :) Check out my original blog post, 3 years ago--yikes!
If you want a gift bag this holiday season, this is a pretty fast and easy bag to knit in holiday colors and it will be an extra little gift for that special someone.

Hopefully the pattern is without errors, but if you should find that you are having trouble -- please let me know.

Happy Knitting :)

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  1. Hi there! I can't see or download the pattern from my phone, but I'm makig a note to do both as soon as we're online,again. Thanks for sharing the pattern! I can't wait to see what you're knitting. Have a great week!

  2. Thanks for the pattern.

    The bag looks fairly large; however, no size is indicated on the pattern. If you have a bag on hand, would you mind weighing it for me. That will give me an idea of how many balls of cotton yarn I'll need. Thanks.

  3. CUTE!!! I just added it to my fav's on Ravelry so I don't forget about it. Thanks for the pattern.

  4. Cute bag! I'm also having problems with finding stuff to post on my blog right now since I'm in the middle of test knitting.

  5. That's a lovely gift bag! I have to remember it, when I need something like that in the future. You'll have plenty to blog about after the holidays, once you've gifted all your knit presents. :o)

  6. Ok, I have got to knit that bag! I can see lot's of uses for it. How large is the bag when it's done?

  7. ooh I really like that. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy Snappy New Year if I don't chat with you again before then.

  8. Thanks for sending me the link for the size of the bag. I definitely want to make one, does it take a long time to knit? I want to do a Christmas one for a gift for a staff gift exchange. We don't exchange gifts until Dec 30. I'm going to getva nice Christmas variegated or a nice red perhaps. Off to print the pattern, thanks so much for sharing!


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