The Terrazzo Bag is worked from the bottom up. The bottom is flat and it is worked as a growing circle in the round on double-pointed needles, while the sides of the bag are worked in the round on a circular needle. At the top, the bag is divided in two so that the straps, which are wide at the base and narrow upward, are worked separately. Each strap ends in a loop which is worked in double knitting, through which the leather strap is inserted. Twill tape is threaded through the hollow center of the double knitting to provide stability, and the lining is sewn into the finished bag. Finally, the full-grain leather strap is installed in the loops created by the reinforced straps.
Sizes: small (large)
Circumference: 68 (80) [26¾ (31½) inches]
Height: approx. 55 (65) cm [21¾ (25½) inches] (excl. leather strap)
Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 5 mm [US8]
Needles: Circular needles: two sets of 5 mm [US8] / 60 or 80 cm [24 or 32 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 5 mm [US8]
Materials: Suggestion 1: 200 (300) g Aran Tweed by Isager Yarn (100 g = 160 m [175 yds]) optionally held together with 50 (50) Make It Tweed by Rico Design (50 g = 475 m [519 yds])
Suggestion 2: 250 (350) g Hør Organic by Isager Yarn (50 g = 178 m [195 yds]) (knitted with two strands held together)
Suggestion 3: 200 (300) g Tweed Recycled by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 175 m [191 yds]) (knitted with two strands held together)
Cotton fabric for lining: 95 x 26 (111 x 30) cm [37½ x 10¼ (43¾ x 11¾) inches], shoulder strap in full-grain leather: 2.5 x 45 cm [1 x 17¾ inches], approx. 110 (120) cm [43¼ (47¼) inches] twill tape (2 cm [¾ wide) to insert through strap
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
This pattern is digital and will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail.
Leather straps can be found here.
Lining can be found here.
The brown Terrazzo Bag is knitted in Hør Organic by Isager in the color Camel.
The speckled Terrazzo Bag is knitted in Aran Tweed by Isager in the color Sand held together with Make It Tweed by Rico Design in the color Multi .
The blue Terrazzo Bag is knitted in Tweed Recycled by Sandnes Garn in the color Marineblå .
Begin with Magic Loop:
Begin with double pointed needles:
Begin the straps:
Finish the straps:
Sew the holes:
Sew the lining:
Sew in the lining:
3 strands of yarn from 1 ball of yarn: