Sunday, August 5, 2012

To Market With Elizabeth Zimmerman

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.


Jan said...

I have been looking for a market bag pattern. I love this one!

Stephanie said...

At some point I'll make one of those... I do go to the farmers market pretty often, but I have a lot of bags as it is.