Cascading Fuchsias Market Bag (No. 114)
In these days when many are trying to reduce their carbon footprints, driving hybrid cars, and taking shorter showers, it's nice to have a great-looking shopping bag for the market. The Cascading Fuschias Bag has been designed in three different sizes for those differently sized visits to the farmer's stand or grocery store. Small for those times when you only need butter, chocolate, and double cream for that delectable dessert; Medium when you need fruit, a few select cheeses, and a bottle of wine or sparkling water; and Really Big for those trips to the Farmer's market and all the tasty treats you find there: organic tomatoes, fresh goat cheese, scones made this morning, and other lovelies. Unlike its cousins, the really big bag has two handles that slant toward each other, so it can be carried easily in your hand or over your arm, and it won't tip all your cargo out onto the floor.
The cascading fuchsias turn these unstructured, easy-to-make bags into sculptural works of art. Let your creativity take the lead as you dream up wonderful combinations (all found in nature) for this botanically-correct version of the fuchsia. Then twist and twine long I-cord stems to make beautiful designs on your unique market bag.
Pattern Difficulty Level: The bags are great projects for beginners while the fuchsias are a bit more of a challenge. This pattern requires knowledge of knitting and purling, knitting in the round on circular and double-pointed needles, knitting short rows, and increasing and decreasing.
Small Market Bag 6" (15.25cm) tall to handle base, 6" (15.25cm) wide, 2" (5cm) deep. Handle 6" (15.25cm) tall from base to apex. Uses 2 skeins of Cascade 220 shade 8010 (natural)
Medium Market Bag 8-9"(21-23cm) tall to handle base, 8.5-13" (21.5-33.25cm) wide, 4" (10cm) deep. Handle 6" (15.25cm) tall from base to apex. Uses 3 skeins of Cascade 220 shade 2442 (foghatt) or 3 skeins of shade 2428 (framboise), or 3 skeins of shade 8555 for alternate colourways.
Big Market Bag 12.5" (32cm) tall to handle base, 12" (30.5cm) wide, 5" (13cm) deep. Handle 7" (18cm) tall from base to apex. Uses 5 skeins of Cascade 220 shade 8555 (black).
Small Market Bag Flower Colourway: 1 skein of Cascade 220 shade 8010 (natural), 1 skein of shade 7801 (rouge red), 1 skein of shade 8903 (primaverra).
Medium Market Bag Flower Colourway: 1 skein of Cascade 220 shade 7801 (rouge red), 1 skein of 7811 (purple jewel heather), 1 skein of 8903 (primaverra).
Big Market Bag Flower Colourway: 1 skein of Cascade 220 shade 7801 (rouge red), 1 skein of shade 9477 (tutu), 1 skein of shade 7814 (chartreuse)