Twisted Ribbon Bag

Monday, July 30, 2007
The name of this bag comes from the twisted stockinette stitch that forms its body - and the fact that it is knit from one skein of Lion Incredible ribbon yarn.

Although the bag is knit on small needles to give it some good firmness, it still needs to be lined. The twisted stockinette stitch gives both visual and knitting interest, and makes the bag a bit tighter to boot. Note: Ktbl = Knit through back loop.

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Finished dimensions: 6" wide by 4.5" tall by 0.5" thick, with a 35" strap (9cm by 6cm by 1.5cm, 88cm strap)

Gauge: 18sts by 26rows to 4" (10cm) in twisted stockinette pattern (RS: Ktbl; WS: P)

- 1 skein Lion Brand Incredible (100% Nylon), Blue Shades colorway. (1.75oz/50g to 110yd/100m)
- US 8 (4.5mm) needles, including either two double-pointed or one circular for I-cording
- Darning needle
- 7" by 9" (18cm by 23cm) piece of lining material (I used part of a cotton fat quarter, because I wanted some stiffness; you could also use a silkier material)
- Coordinating thread to the lining
- Sewing pins
- Sewing machine
- Thread needle


  • Alison

    How cool - I picked up 3 skeins of this stuff at the dollar store a few weeks ago! And then asked myself "why did you buy this?". I'll probably give this a shot pretty soon. Question - do I really need a sewing machine for the lining? Or can I just wing it with a regular old needle and thread? :D

  • KT

    I'm telling you, ribbon yarn just calls to people - and then you get home and can't figure out what to do with it... As for the lining, I will do almost anything to avoid handstitching (you remember Zoot, my sewing machine, right? I still have her.), but if you can handstitch a straight seam I see no real reason why you can't put that skill to use for the lining. After all, it won't be highly visible...

  • KT Thank you so much for this pattern! I salivated over the beauty of this ribbon yarn and this color in particular when I bought it. I had no clue as to what to make with it. I was over the moon when I saw your pattern! Thank you x a million... Jan H (MA)

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