Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 449 • Striped Summer Bag

Summer Strip Bag

It's an undisputed truth, at least in my world, that you can never have too many bags. Most days, I leave the house in the morning with a minimum of four bags: knitting, bag, lunch bag, pocket book and a bigger tote bag to carry the other three bags.

Linen is the perfect fiber for a summer bag. This bag is knit in the round with an optional crocheted pocket attached to one side. Lined or unlined, the pattern is easy to adjust to just-the-right-size for your needs. The colors of Fortuna look great together in stripes but a solid color bag would be great too.

(file size: 544 KB; published May 24, 2016)


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

With the same wonderful drape and fabulous fiber combination as its sister yarn Bella Lino, Fortuna's summery shades have a tone-on-tone dye effect.

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