April 13, 2017
I put down my knitting needles for a couple days and picked up a hook instead! I love the styling of Japanese knot bags - simple, clean lines that produce a very functional bag. We were poking around Ravelry for another project for the store and came across this pattern that has really good attention to detail and finishing so that it has a polished look when it's done. I chose Elsebeth Lavold's Misty Wool because it has hemp in it which gives it a rustic and natural heathered look that I thought would look nice in this bag.
The bag on the left is crocheted per pattern and takes one skein of yarn. It's that perfect size to carry around a sock project, or if you want to use it for non-knitting purposes, it's a good size for lunch or a little girl's purse.
The bag on the right I took some liberties with. It is two strands of Misty Wool held together because I wanted to play with a marled look. It uses four skeins and a larger hook, but it's a fairly good size. It doesn't look larger in the photo because I have it stuffed.
If you like to crochet, or want to learn, this is a fun, quick and useable project.