Hemp Market Bag: Giveaway

Hemp Market Bag

Hemp Market Bag

Hemp Market Bag

Hemp Market Bag

It’s been just over three years since I started this blog and I wanted to do something for you to acknowledge the occasion. It’s been great to meet so many of you through your comments and blogs! So, if you’d like to leave a comment between today and next Saturday, June 4 at midnight EST, I’ll pick a number at random and mail this hemp market bag to wherever the winner happens to be in the world!

The pattern I used is the No Plastic Please Mesh Tote by Elisa Contolini and The Purl Bee from Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting. I thought Hemp for Knitting Allhemp6 would be perfect for this type of bag — it’s durable, sturdy and only gets better with wear and washing. It’s my all-time favourite yarn for washcloths for these very reasons. I made one minor modification to the pattern — in addition to crocheting the side seams I also widened the straps slightly by crocheting around the inside of the I-cord handles.

Hemp Market Bag

Thank you very much for reading these past years! I’ll let you know who will be giving the bag a home next Sunday and will contact the winner directly for their mailing address.

[Photos courtesy ofย Christopher, taken at St. Lawrence Market]


15 Replies to “Hemp Market Bag: Giveaway”

  1. Congrats on 3yrs Laura ! ..that’s quite a milestone !

    I love seeing and reading what you do it’s always very cool and such a wonderful combination of patterns and yarn choices that are always beautifully executed.

    …of course I’m lov’n the bag, its so beautifully knitted and I adore hemp – a gorgeous fiber I’m wanting to master in spinning.

    Happy Blogiversary ! ..and good luck to the lucky winner !

  2. oh my gosh, three years I can’t believe it! Also good call on widening those straps. I have a fairly similar bag (that my mom knit for me!) and the thin straps really dig into my shoulder if I put too much stuff into the bag.

  3. Yay! Congratulations on your blog aniversary! Please count me in for your giveaway. I love this bag and yours look gorgeous. I’ll proudly show it off on our local farmer’s market on Saturdays if I win!

  4. The bag is beautiful. Congratualtions to the winner. My search was for infomation on crocheting wash clothes with hemp yarn, or just info about crocheting with hemp, or just any info on hemp yarns. After dozens or sites, either site selling hemp yarn, with minimal useful information, or brief blogs about crocheting with macrama hemp. Finally a procuct I can see and the name of a good hemp yarn. Thank you.

  5. Can you send me the pattern instructions for this bag? I usually make things my hand with hemp cord but I love the bag and want to try it. Thanks!

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