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Spring Leaves Market Bag Digital Knitting Pattern

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The inspiration for this Market Bag came from the (now defunct) Ravelry Designer’s Challenge with the theme of “spring awakening”. 

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Pattern Notes:

The bag starts with a pinhole cast on. Increases are worked into a leaf lace pattern to form the base of the bag. The leaf lace transitions to a lace mesh, and finishes with a garter stitch edging. A twisted cord allows for easy carrying and helps to keep the bag tied shut!

The sample was knit in FibraNatura Good Earth Solids, a worsted/aran blend of 53% cotton and 47% flax. Sadly, this yarn has since been discontinued, I would suggest a cotton/flax blend such as *Rowan Creative Linen.

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.

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Sizes Available:  One, Adjustable:
Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 36 inches (91.5 cm) at widest point,
Length: 18 inches (45.75 cm) from pinhole cast on to cast off edge.

Materials Required:
230 yards (211 meters) of worsted or aran yarn. Sample is knit inFibraNatura Good Earth Solids (53% Cotton, 47% Flax).

6 mm (US 10) *circular needle

*6 stitch markers (1 in contrasting colour)
*Tapestry/darning needle

Gauge for Pattern:
22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10 cm square) in stocking stitch

Note that gauge and yarn weight are both flexible for this pattern, though it will change the appearance and/or size of the finished object.

Techniques Used:
decreases: k2tog, ssk
increases: yarn over, m1l, m1r, m1p
pinhole cast on
knit cast off
working small circumferences in the round
creating a twisted cord

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Photo Credit:  Stephanie Wallace

Image Descriptions:

1)  A drawstring bag mesh bag left partially open. The bag has apples inside.
2)  A cream-coloured mesh bag with a drawstring. The drawstring is pulled closed and has been tied into a bow.
3)  A lace and mesh bag hanging down in front of a sculpture wall. The bag is handing from a twisted cord drawstring, and has apples within the mesh.
4) An open mesh bag laying on its side. The base of the bag is lace knit in a leaf pattern, which transitions to an open mesh.
5) An open mesh bag laying flat. The drawstring is open and the apples inside are just starting to roll out.
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