string bag prototype

Using 16strand cotton twine, knit the first of what will probably be many string bags.  and it came out fine, except . . . .

Knitting one stitch on the circular needle did not make as s-t-r-e-t-c-h-y a bag as one gets when one does a knit stitch only on straight needles

After doing the bulk of the bag on a size 15 circular, had to drop down to a size 8 cause it was all i had.  It’s very neat, but made the mouth of the bag a little too tight, especially after the hot water wash. 

The “square” bottom did not transfer neatly to the circular needles.

On the other hand, the handle is awesomely comfortable, it holds a decent amount of weight – in the picture you see it with 17 lbs of cans and books.

So am getting a size 11 circular, and will do the bottom without the corners for a neater transfer to the circular, and will combine knit and purl stitches to make a stretchier bag.  Of course, its easy to then overload the bag.  Not because of any weakness in the bag, but to being unmanageably heavy!

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