8ply plaited cable bag - knitting pattern - Bridget

This 8ply bag features plaited cable panels on the body of the bag and two plaited cable handles. The body of the bag is worked in one piece then the side seams are sewn. The handles are knitted then sewn lengthwise to make a double fabric which is both sturdy and soft. The bag can be fastened with a zip or press studs.

Bag width: 35cm [13¾ ins]. Bag height (excluding handles): 25cm [10 ins].

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
  • Cable bag in 8ply yarn
  • 35cm [13¾ ins] wide and 25cm [10 ins] high
  • Easy pattern rating

Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn required Panda Domino 8ply, 5 x 50g balls.
  • Needles required A pair of 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles.
  • Wool needle for sewing up.
  • A cable needle.
  • A 35cm [13¾ ins] zip or 3 press studs.
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Jennifer Lee

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.

As well as creating my own designs, I continue to work for yarn companies in Australia and overseas.

Along with my love of knitting, I hold Diplomas in both Comprehensive Writing and Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing.

I love what I do and I hope you will enjoy knitting my patterns as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

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