Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Eco-Friendly Expandable Shopping Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern Number: BK4K-0702003 This fantastic mesh market bag made from organic cotton will stretch to hold almost anything -- from your grocery shopping to your beach gear. The handle is continuously knit, so it can't come off.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
15 inches [38 cm] wide, 2 inches [5 cm] deep when empty

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 27, 2007)
Row 45: Change to circular needle. Place a marker. Knit to end of row. Cast on 96196 stitches. Join, being careful not to twist knitting.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

680-003 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark True, warm medium brown
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98
Note: (A)

680-001 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Vanilla Creamy, natural off-white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Scarf Knitting Needles Size 17 [13 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 7.29


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
Size 8 29-inch circular needle
GAUGE:
16 stitches by 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with US #8 (5mm) needles When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS
BAG
With A and smaller needles, cast on 59 stitches.
Rows 1-8: Knit
Row 9 (Decrease Row): Knit 1, *K2, pass second st on right needle over last stitch.

Repeat from * to end of row - 30 stitches.
Row 10-34: Change to B and larger needles.

Knit.
Row 35 (Increase Row): Change to A and smaller needles.

Knit 1, **yarn over, knit 1.

Repeat from ** until end of row -- 59 stitches.
Rows 36-44: Knit
Row 45: Change to circular needle.

Place a marker.

Knit to end of row.

Cast on 196 stitches.

Join, being careful not to twist knitting.
Rows 46-50: Knit
Row 51: Purl
Row 52: Knit
Row 53: Purl
Row 54-58: Knit
Row 59: Knit 59 stitches, bind off until the marker is reached.
Row 60-68: Change to straight needle, knit.
Row 69 (Decrease Row): Knit 1, *k2, pass second st on right needle over last st.

Repeat from * to end of row - 30 stitches.
Rows 70-94: Change to B and larger needles.

Knit.
Row 95 (Increase Row): Change to A and smaller needles.

Knit 1, **yarn over, knit 1.

Repeat from ** until end of row -- 59 stitches.
Rows 96-104: Knit
Bind off all stitches.
FINISHING:
Thread a large-eyed, blunt needle with about 24 inches [60 cm] of A.

Starting at the bottom of the bag, sew sides to handle.

Where A is joined to A, one row should join to one stitch.

Where the side row of (A) is being joined to (B), the center part of the (B) stitches is positioned every third stitch on the strap.

Tie off, weave in ends.



Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images