Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 436 • Calista Market Bag

Calista Market Bag

It seems you can never have too many tote bags. Whether for groceries or a day at the beach, the perfect bag should hold more than you think you'll need to carry. The lace pattern worked for the body of this market bag will expand to fit a heavy load. The mercerized cotton and chain construction of Calista is strong and wears beautifully – perfect for a bag (or summer garment).

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100% Mercerized Cotton
  • 5-6 sts/inch on US 5-8 (3.75-5 mm) needle
  • 142 yards/50 gram ball
  • hand wash cold, dry flat
  • 12 colors

Calista's mercerized cotton in a chain construction, in a palette of summery classic colors, is perfect for elegant knit and crochet projects.

Introducing Francine

Four garter stitch panels are worked on the bias with striped corners in this easy to knit summery top.


58% Linen, 26% Viscose, 16% Cotton

  • 5-5½ sts/inch on US 4-5 (3.5-3.75 mm) needle
  • 164 yards/50 gram ball
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 10 colors

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