26 April 2011

Slouchy Hobo Bag

I knit this as a KnitAlong (KAL) with a Ravelry group.
 It is a much modified Lambe pattern by Berocco....
 I modified it a little by making the sides straight and not slanting like the original pattern and will probably knit a strap instead of the bamboo ones.
So, I cast on the stitches from pattern line “Inc Row 3 (RS) i.e. 63 stitches.and knit straight with no increases or decreases along the way.
I knit the base entirely in garter, instead of keeping the central stitches in pattern. I also knit an i-cord for the handle (with 9 stitches) and for the closure (with 5 stitches) and added a wooden button…from Galaxy stores, Pune.
Added an ikat cotton fabric lining.
Turned out to be the perfect slouchy hobo.
That's my 'Citron shawl' peeping out.....
 A closer look at the garter stitch base and gusset.....
 I, ultimately, did not use the garter strap and knit an i-cord for both the strap and the closure loop.....
Here's a link to my Ravelry project page...


  1. I've always wondered whether knitted handles would withstand the wear and tear that regular usage entails... How's this bag holding up ??
    Looks pretty :-)

  2. Me too!! It is very stretchy. I think I'll probably open it up and pass a cotton cord through the tube which should give it a fixed size.


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