If you've been told to always avoid alliteration, this may not be the pattern for you - while my simple seamless satchel may be neither spectacular nor groundbreaking it is simple, seamless, and a fun, relatively quick, extremely inexpensive knit for summer. It's such an easy pattern to memorize, you should have no problem whipping up a bunch in a plethora of colors as gifts for your eco-friendly pals or for your own trips to the super market. Enjoy!
Simple Seamless Satchel
by Rachel McKinney
This bag was created in a quest to make, in my opinion, a simple yet ideal market bag – one that utilized an incredibly easily-memorized lace pattern and unique construction to make it entirely seamless.
Peaches ‘n Creme worsted weight cotton
Small amount of waste yarn
Size 8 US circular needles
Size 15 US circular needles
Come on, it’s a market bag. If you really feel the need to do a swatch, just make sure the lace pattern is as open as you want and the garter stitch is as tight as you want ;)
(YO, k2tog) around.
Using smaller needle, CO 6 sts using provisional CO and waste yarn.
Working back and forth,
Continue in garter stitch (knit one row, purl one row) for 25”, or until desired length is reached, ending with P6.
Now you are going to get ready to begin working in the round.
CO 34 sts.
Take out provisional CO and, being careful not to twist strap, K6 original sts.
CO 34 sts.
Place marker and being careful not to twist, join to begin working in the round.
K around (80 sts).
Work in garter stitch for two more rounds.
Switch to larger needles.
Work the lace repeat 20 times, or until desired length is reached.
Turn bag inside out.
Bind-off using a three-needle bind-off.