Category Archives: Kelbroune Woolens

PROJECTS 3 Knitted Bag Patterns

Last time was crochet, so today I’m looking at knitted bags that make me happy. Knitted bags can be simple and elegant, and make great totes and carryalls. They’re also a nice, smallish summer project – great for taking up to the cottage, your back-yard or the local park. They benefit from working with plant based fibres, which are perfect for the summer because they don’t hold humidity like most animal fibres do (wool, alpaca, camel, mohair, cashmere … basically everything except silk).

FYI: All the Yarns Listed Below are 20% OFF until July 31st!

Sachetto

I kind of love the simple spiral design on this bag, it’s elegant but has some interest, it’s a great design feature! Instructions are included for three sizes. It’s worked in the round, cast on using Judy’s Magic Cast-On and worked from the bottom up. Straps are then worked back and forth and grafted together at the top. 

Size

  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Circumference: 28(31)(34) inches
  • Height: 13(13.5)(14) inches
  • Total Strap Length: 14(14.5)(15) inches

Suggested Yarns

Materials

  • 4mm/US6 – 24″ circular needles
  • locking stitch markers
  • Pattern

Simple Knit Tote

Simplicity is also key wit this tote! You make this bag by first knitting the base flat, then picking up around the Base and knitting the Body of the bag in the round.

Size

  • Finished Circumference: 25 inches
  • Finished Height: 11 inches
  • Base of Bag: 3½ inches wide x 9 inches long
  • Strap Width: 3½ inches
  • Strap Length: 22 inches

Suggested Yarns

Materials

  • 5mm/US8 – 24″ or 32″circular needles
  • a spare 5mm/US8 double pointed needle
  • stitch holder (optional)
  • stitch markers
  • a few yards of sport or light worsted scrap yarn
  • Pattern

Judoka

Graphic stripes and simple designs make me extremely happy! This bag is knit flat in one piece in garter stitch to form a rectangle that is then folded and sewn on two sides to create the bag shape. If preferred, you can carry the yarns up the edge of the piece when working the “Thin and Thick Stripe Pattern” sections.

Sizes

  • Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
  • Finished width at base: 28 (35, 42) cm / 11 (13¾, 16½)”
  • Finished height: 28 (35, 42) cm / 11 (13¾, 16½)”
  • Before sewing, flat piece measures 20 (25, 30) cm / 8 (10, 12)” x 60 (75, 90) cm / 24 (30, 35½)”

Suggested Yarns

Quince & Co Sparrow

  • Colour A: 1 (2, (2) balls
  • Colour B: 1 (2, 2) balls
  • Colour C: 1 (1, 2) balls

Materials

  • 3mm/US2.5 needles
  • tapestry needle
  • Pattern

PROJECTS 3 Market Bag Patterns

People have been asking a lot about market bags this summer, so I’ve put together a little bit of inspiration for you. I prefer crochet for market bags, the stitch reinforces the strength. Plus crochet is fun in the summer, it’s an extremely comfortable way to work with plant fibres. A basic crochet bag (like the second below) is also a great next level project for new or inexperienced crocheters.

FYI: All the Yarns Listed Below are 20% OFF until July 31st!

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Photo: eLoomanator

French Market Bag

Here’s a great one for the people who aren’t afraid of the hook – a gorgeous french market bag crocheted with cotton!

Suggested Yarns

Materials

Crochet Grocery Bag

I designed this little bag many, many moons ago and it’s still one of my favourites. My favourite version were the ones I made a few years ago with some Quince & Co Sparrow Linen – they’re sturdy, light, and put away up nicely!

Suggested Yarns

Materials

Provence Summer String Bag

I love the lace in this bag – it’s vintage without being too much. You can easily change the handles to make them longer.

Suggested Yarns

Materials

PROJECT Keane Wonder

Kelbourne Woolens, Mojave Collection

Keane Wonder

Keane Wonder is a funky summer tank with a sporty racerback, worked in pieces from the bottom up. Short rows shape the hem, and a-line decreases shape the sides of the tank. The colour is fab, and the details are interesting and flattering (if you aren’t sure about the stripe situation feel free to skip over any elements you want).

The Pattern

When shaping the racerback, you will be working increases and decreases on both right side and wrong side rows. Pay attention to the stitch pattern and maintain the pattern as set when working the increases, working purl increases or decreases when necessary. The increases and decreases on the back neck shaping occur simultaneously, but the instructions are written separately due to the differing rate of increases and decreases on each size. Make sure you read through the entire back neck shaping and work both components of the shaping simultaneously.

  • Kelbourne has also included free tutorials for some techniques that newer knitters might be less familiar with (see links below).
  • You can see the rest of the patterns from the Mojave Collection HERE.

The Yarn

Kelbourne Mojave is a super soft and light blend of cotton & linen. It comes in some really beautiful muted colours and also some awesomely bright colours – I’m especially fond of Seafoam Green and Flamingo Pink (it’s really peach). The more neutral colours tend to be nuanced, the type of colour that’s constantly changing based on the light.

Kelbourne Woolens, Mojave Collection

Size

  • 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” [86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm] bust
  • Sweater is designed to be worn with 2” (5 cm) of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements

Materials

  • Kelbourne Mojave: 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins, shown in 737 bright yellow
  • 3.25mm/US3 – 16” (40 cm) circular needles
  • 3.25mm/US3 – 29” (80 cm) circular needles
  • 3.5mm/US – 29” (80 cm) circular needles
  • darning needle
  • Pattern
Kelbourne Woolens, Mojave Collection

Tutorials

Short row shaping, visit Kelbourne’s Tips and Tricks here.
• Mattress stitch, visit Kelbourne’s Tips and Tricks here.
• Evenly picking up stitches, visit Kelbourne’s Tips and Tricks here.
• Three Needle Bind-Off, visit Kelbourne’s Tips and Tricks here.

Kelbourne Woolens, Mojave Collection

NEW Kits & Accessories from Kelbourne

We just received a new order form Kelbourne Woolens and in addition to carrying their beautiful Mojave cotton/linen blend for spring and summer (it deserves it’s own post) we got some really cool accessories and kits too!

Year of Gifts Preorder

Better late than never … last year Kelbourne Woolens had their Year of Hats, and this year they have come out with a super cute series of monthly kits for gift projects you can either keep or give away (see January & February below)! Each kit comes with yarn, a pattern, it’s own cotton project bag (or gift bag), notions, and some other fun stuff. Each month will be a completely different project by a different designer and with a different yarn. Needles are not included. The patterns are all available for $5 and downloaded on Ravelry. Each month’s kit is an absolute surprise, we won’t know what it is until the first of each month.

Preorder your kits and we’ll ship it to you as soon as it arrives, or you can pick it up in store. If you want to send one as a gift to a friend we can do that too!

Year of Gift Kit: February Primrose Mittens

The Primrose Mittens are worked in the round from the cuff to top of hand. The cuff is worked in a broken ribbing, and the hand is worked from a chart. The thumb is worked using the afterthought (peasant) method.

KIT FEATURES:

• 1 skein of Scout in Mint Heather
• Stitch marker set
• Darning needle
• KW tape measure
• You Better Swatch sticker
• Postcard with code to download the pattern for free
• Screen-printed project bag

Download the pattern HERE.

Year of Gift Kit: January Snowdrop Hat

The Snowdrop Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn begins with a provisional cast on, then a folded brim is worked in a K2, P2 Ribbing. Once the ribbing is complete, the provisional cast on is unpicked and placed on a spare circular needle and the stitches are joined to created a folded brim.

After the brim is complete, the body of the hat is worked in a graphic stranded colorwork pattern from a chart. The chart is worked 5 times around. Decreases shape the crown, and a pom pom and a cute custom KW tag completes the look.

KIT FEATURES:
• 1 skein of Andorra in Snow White
• 1 skein of Andorra in Ink Black
• 1 custom KW leather tag
• 2 Perennial butterflies in Natural and Black
• KW Year of Gifts sticker
• Postcard with code to download the pattern for free
• Screenprinted project bag

Download the pattern HERE.

Kelbourne Let’s Get Kracken Tote bag

Because let’s face it, we always need a bigger bag; so Kelbourne Woolens brought back their popular craftin’ Kraken on an extra-large tote [19″ (48.25 cm) width x 16″ (40.5 cm) height x 4″ (10 cm) gusset]. These bags are made in USA with 15 oz. black canvas, hand screen-printed design in sparkly gold ink 28″ (71 cm) with black woven handles. You may not have enough arms to carry all your stuff, but this guy does and he’s happy to help!

Frost Flowers: Designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn, this project bag features a hand-drawn repeat of the iconic Frost Flowers lace pattern on the front, and the full Kelbourne Woolens logo on the back. The intricate details pair beautifully with the practical form and function of the bag.
Use Your Hands: Designed by Courtney Kelley, this project bag features the American Sign Language spelling of the words “Knit” and “Crochet.”

Kelbourne Project Bags

These cute & useful project bags are great for stashing and carting around your projects! They’re a great middle size, big enough for a sweater or baby blanket: [12.25″ (31.25 cm) width x 9.25″ (23.5 cm) height x 3.25″ (8.25 cm) gusset]. Made in the USA with 15 oz. black canvas, they feature a black zipper closure with sewn-in woven cotton strap and with a hand screen-printed design.

Kelbourne Needle Check Keychain

The Kelbourne Needle Check keychain is a handy took you can take on the go! It measures 2″ square and sizes needles ranging from US size 0 (2 mm) to Us 13 9 mm. It’s made in the USA out of 1/8″ birch wood and is easily attached to your keys, project bag, or circular needle with a small carabiner.