Forager Messenger Bag
The Forager Messenger Bag is a worsted-weight cotton bag with a diagonal texture and plenty of pockets. I designed this bag for my husband, who is constantly picking up treasures and toting tools and supplies for our family adventures. You can easily customize the bag for your intended recipient by adding extra pockets or using one single (or multiple) color.
To create this bag knitters will need to know how to knit and purl flat pieces, seam together pieces, cast on and bind off for buttonholes, and work simple cables. The front flap and shoulder strap are edged with a small 1/2 cable to prevent the edges of the bag from rolling. The bag is knit in pieces and seamed during finishing. The bag as pictured has a toggle button for the front flap of the bag and round buttons to secure the pockets. You will have the best results (the fabric being dense enough to hold its shape) if you are able to get a similar gauge, but you can easily work the pieces to fit together if your gauge is not exact. There are directions in the pattern for where you would have to modify length of certain pieces if your gauge is not exact. If you start with the small pocket (written first in the pattern) it makes a perfect gauge swatch!
Some colors used in the sample are no longer available. We have made substitution suggestions in the Kit Builder below.
Sizes Included: 17" wide x 26.5" tall x 3" deep
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Yarn Line: Dishie
Fiber Type: Cotton
Needle Sizes: US 5/3.75 mm 16" circular needle
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