Downloadable PDF file HERE
Downloadable PDF file in GERMAN
The original Weightless Produce Bag has become pretty popular! As of this writing, over 600 projects of this little knitted mesh bag have been documented and photographed on Ravelry, and the pattern has been translated into both Swedish and Norwegian by wonderful knitters who wanted to help make it more widely available. Thank you Jonna Bostrom and and Anne Bruvold for your generous time and effort!
What makes it so attractive? Less plastic use in the store and at the farmers market, no added charge for a heavy bag at the cash register, and did I say LESS plastic? Resourceful knitters are saving the world!
After personally knitting several dozen of these handy little bags, (for gifting, trading and for teaching purposes), and reading the critiques and modifications of the Ravelry projects – (yes – all 600+ of them!), I’ve incorporated several improvements to the original pattern: 1.) a circular cast on to avoid seaming the bottom, 2.) longer handles and 3.) an enlarged bag opening. Thank you for the helpful suggestions, knitters!
Downloadable PDF file HERE
Download PDF file in GERMAN here
fingering weight cotton yarn or crochet cotton thread (size 10 or thicker)
size US 8 (5mm), and US 3 (3mm) circular needles Use ones with a nice long cable and if you haven’t already, go ahead and teach yourself the MAGIC LOOP method to knit these.
Size H crochet hook (5.0 mm)
4 – Size US 8 double pointed needles
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
Cast on 12 stitches using Emily Ocker’s cast on. Check out our Video Tutorial to get off to a good start
Place stitches on double pointed needles
Round 1: place marker (knit 1, yo) around
Round 2: knit to marker ( 24 stitches)
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 once more (48 stitches)
at any point after this, you may want to transfer your stitches to one long cable needle in order to knit in the magic loop method.
Round 1: (yo twice, k2tog) around to marker
Round 2: knit to marker (knit only once through the 2 yarn overs. If it helps, just drop off the first yo, then knit through the second)
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 sixteen more times
Change to size 3 needles
Round 1: knit 12, kfb in next 12 stitches, knit 12, kfb in next 12 stitches (72 stitches)
Round 2: purl to marker
Round 3: knit to marker
Round 4: purl to marker
Round 5: bind off 18, knit 17, bind off 18, knit 17
Round 6: loosely cast on 40 stitches using the Backwards Loop method, purl 18, cast on 40 stitches with backwards loop, purl 18
Round 7: knit to marker
Round 8: purl to marker
Repeat rounds 7 and 8 once more
Bind off all stitches knitwise. Weave in loose ends.
I think I have now reached Weightless Produce Bag Nirvana. Ohmmmmmmmmmmm!
P.S: Buy a copy of the downloadable PDF file HERE
Another P.S.: Remember to check out our circular cast on video below to get off to a good start on this new version of the weightless produce bag 2.0 :