A brand new bag

Summer has finally arrived and with it comes Farmers’ Markets, picnics, trips to the beach or the pool and a myriad other reasons to have a great summer tote at your side.  In late March we had our first Knit Along of 2014, and we all cast on to make a very stylish Simple Hemp Tote with gorgeous leather handles.  Instead of the hemp that the pattern suggests, we used Euroflax Sport Weight Linen.

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 And we aren't the only ones that love this yarn for lightweight summer bags.  We found that it was also a perfect choice for Espace Tricot's Summer Fling that can be knit up with two skeins. toteThere are some terrific FREE tote patterns available online that would all knit up beautifully with linen.  Our favorites include the Ilene Bag designed by Hannah Ingalls, Elisa's Nest Tote,  and Purl Bee’s Knit Tote.Let us know which one you decide to cast on for and we can find the perfect colors of yarn for you to work with!