This easy knit Messenger Bag features two front pockets and a gusset that extends into the shoulder strap. It is worked mostly in stocking stitch but has a garter stitch edging around the front flap. It is fastened with a single button.
Bag width: 35cm [13¾ ins]. Bag height (excluding handles): 30cm [11¾ ins].
Yarn required: 6 balls Patons Pure Spun 8ply, 50g balls@87m.
Needles required: A pair of 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.
Also required: A button.
Tension: 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm [4 ins] over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.
Pattern rating: Easy.
Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.
- PDF knitting pattern
- Easy pattern rating
- 35cm [13¾ ins] wide and 30cm [11¾ ins] high.
Materials you need at home:
- Yarn required 6 balls Patons Pure Spun 8ply, 50g balls@87m.
- Needles required A pair of 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles.
- Wool needle for sewing up.
- A button.
I have been addicted to knitting for over 35 years (I started very young!) and I love being able to take a ball of yarn and a pair of needles and make something gorgeous and individual yet practical.
As a child I designed and knitted clothes for my toy elephants (elephants are my other obsession), during high school I knitted baby clothes and sold them at local craft markets then during my university days I knitted for a local yarn shop. While knitting was my passion, at that stage I never thought of making it my career.
After spending 10 years in the medical profession I came across a job ad for a knitting pattern design writer and suddenly I realised it was possible to combine my passion with my work. I was lucky enough to get that job and I have been working as a pattern writer, pattern designer and proofreader ever since.
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