For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: Two 100g hanks of Superchunky weight yarn.
Or you can use two strands of aran weight yarn held together.
Gauge (tension): 9 stitches and 18 rows to 10cm/4ins square over pattern using 9mm needles.
Measurements: Approx. 30cm (height) x 28cm (width).
The measurements are for the width of the bag and the height from the shape base *before* felting. The finished size of the felted bag varies according to the temperature of the washing machine.
My design ideas and advice: This bag was designed for Malham Mule, my very first Purl &Jane Yorkshire Yarn. This sold out really quickly and so isn’t available anymore. But I’ve reknitted this bag using two strands of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed held together.
The Malham Mule bag pattern includes a handle to create a small bag for all your little but important things. Alternatively you could try knitting the bag but leave out the 1st and 2nd handle rows, instead, simply rib on the 1st handle row and just knit on the 2nd handle row. This makes a container, which is perfect for popping plant pots into. I’ve done this in my home and they make me smile every time I walk past – the nature of the plant growing out of ahand knit, transporting me to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales where the mule sheep graze.
Blog Post: I’ve written about the inspirational behind this pattern on my blog which includes sharing the joy of my very first Purl &Jane Yorkshire Yarn, click here to read!
Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: two-stitch buttonhole– this video may help when it comes to making the handle. The technique is the same what changes is the amount of stitches to cast on and off – follow as written in the pattern for that bit.