All the local farmers’ markets that abound in the summer coupled with lots of leftover dishcloth cotton from my stove towel, started me thinking about a ‘market bag’. Searching the internet, I came across this pattern by Lucille Arnusch,
the Pi Bottom Market Bag which Lucille sub titles – A Salute To Elizabeth Zimmerman. Good enough for me.
It begins with Elizabeth’s friend Emily Ocker’s circular start, then progressing to a bit of Elizabeth’s ‘Pi’ for the bag bottom.
From there it is a two-row repeat with lots of yarn-overs and Knit 2 Togethers for a loose, open, stretchy bag. Topped by a band of seed stitch and two handles, it seems to be the perfect market bag.
Hearst has an occasional Farmers’ Market but I missed the first one of the season and will most likely be back home before the second. My ‘Pi’ bag and I will have to wait until we are back in Thornbury. But then it will be ‘off to market’ for the two of us.