Free lunch: Bags

I love the look of this felted bucket bag.

The Kelly bag looks much more like a regular purse than most felted bags do.

The Giles bag is nonfelted and has a huge cable on the front and a cabled strap. One thing I always wonder about nonfelted knit bags is whether they stretch or sag when you put stuff in them. Anyone know? And if you put anything pointy in there (say, a pen), does it poke out?

I really like this market bag (which, unlike most so-called market bags, doesn’t have lots of holes all over it). But six skeins of Euroflax? Holy cow, that’s one expensive piece of knitting. I’d never spend this much on yarn for a bag, but if someone gave me the yarn I’d happily use it to knit up this spiffy project.

Here’s a market bag that looks more like what I’m accustomed to seeing in this category. It has lots of holes. (But they look small enough to constrain more groceries, I think.) It also has a beautiful handle.

4 Responses to “Free lunch: Bags”

  1. melindaon 24 Mar 2010 at 11:47 am

    One would probably need to use a cloth lining in the knitted (non-felted) bag. You’re right to think that things will poke through.

  2. Ginaon 24 Mar 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Ooh! I really like that last one (Strawberry bag). I agree about the holes sometimes being a pain in the patootie. Also, 6 skeins of Euroflax is like $85. Um…no. I do have some Euroflax chunky that I am trying to get rid of. But I’m guessing the gauge would be ridiculously different.

  3. Chrison 25 Mar 2010 at 8:44 am

    Still boggling at the six skeins of Euroflax!

  4. Marshaon 26 Mar 2010 at 1:02 pm

    @Melinda: I think you’re right that a cloth lining is the solution. But in my mind that sort of defeats the purpose of knitting–and not sewing–the bag in the first place.