Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bohemian Satchel Knitting Pattern

Yay! It's finished! I stitched up the last bit yesterday afternoon. I'm very happy with how the bag design came out. When you have an idea in your head and it actually comes to fruition, it's very rewarding.

The bag is created in four pieces: a front color work piece, a back solid oatmeal color piece, a bottom piece that is knit in the round and a handle, also knit in the round. The handle creates the sides of the bag as well. These two final pieces knit in the round give the bag nice stability and keeps it from stretching out too much. It's finished off with a toggle button and crocheted loop closure.

I have always love the bohemian style and the bits of ethnic pieces that you see accompanying it. I was inspired by the Wayuu mochila bags from Peru that I totally adore. They have very geometric designs and shapes decorating them.

I hope you'll try out the pattern for yourself! It's available for purchase on Etsy and Ravelry. It's perfect for taking to an outdoor music festival or for carrying your knitting in anytime! ♥


pocketwonders said...

Cool bag! How long did it take you to knit that?

Laura said...

I'm not sure exactly how long, since I was designing as I went. I redid the front panel and made a few other changes as I went. It didn't take too long for a knitting project overall, but I don't have an exact count for ya.