A published designer!
I’m giving this a shot – my first foray into the world of making my knitting designs publicly available. Thankfully wordpress lets me upload PDFs!
Some background: This bag has been my go-to bag for the last 4 years since I first made it. The square base gives you plenty of nooks and crannies for tucking wallets, water bottles, and fresh fruit into, not to mention making laptop transportation easier. The handles are based on a sine curve, evenly distributing the downward force from the load inside along the handle’s edge, allowing a thin but elegant shape near the top, and a hole easy to sling over your shoulder. The stripes appeared out of necessity – I was running out of the two colors I’d originally bought, and my LYS only had a complementary color, and so the third color was introduced. You use nearly all of the three skeins.
The pattern has been test-knitted with good results, and my only regret is that I’ve not been able to write out clearer instructions for the lining part. If anyone has ideas, I’m happy to hear suggestions!
Download Katie’s Infamous Hobo Bag (corrected version 03/13)
UPDATE: 7/18/10 – a year later, instructions for the bag lining are up! See the new post for more details.