Stretchy Sack

Our stretchy sack is made from our plant based yarns and is a perfect addition to your collection of reusable bags. Lightweight yet durable it is very stretchy and can hold up to 5kg of potatoes! (Or a mid-sized human head, its very versatile!)

To see the yarns we have in stock for this pattern click here

You will need:

Stitch Marker

6mm DPNs

8mm Circular Needles

10mm Circular Needles

Approx 190g Pineapple yarn or approx 180g Bamboo yarn

To begin…

Cast join 6 stitches on 6mm DPNs

Join in round and knit round 1, adding your marker at the beginning of the round

Row 2: K1, KFB, K1, KFB, K1, KFB (9 stitches)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K1 (KFB)* K1 (13 stitches)

Row 5: (K1, YO)* until last stitch, K1

Change to 8mm circular needles as you knit row 6

Row 6: Knit

Row 7:(K1, YO)* (50 stitches)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: (K1, YO)* (100 stitches)

Change to 10mm circular needles as you knit row 10

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: (K2tog, YO)* (still 100 stitches)

Row 12: Knit

Rows 13-18 repeat rows 11 and 12

Now we decrease..

Row 19: K2tog (YO, K2tog)* K1 (99 stitches)

Row 20: K2 tog, Knit (98 stitches)

Rows 21-26 repeat rows 19 and 20

Row 27: Knit

Row 28: (K2, K2tog)* (70 stitches)

Row 29 and 30: Knit

Row 31: (K5, K2tog)*

Row 32: Knit

Change back to 8mm circular needles as you knit row 33

Row 33: Knit

Row 34: (K4, K2tog)* (50 stitches)

Row 35: Knit

Row 36: (K3, K2tog)* (40 stitches)

Row 37 and Row 38: (YO, K2tog)

Row 39: (K2,kfb)*

Rows 40 and 41: Knit

Now bind off using and I-Cord bind off. When you have the last 3 stitches left on the right needle – STOP

Now pick up 3 stitches from the beginning of the I-Cord you just made.

Now work these 6 stitches in the following pattern until your strap is the desired length-

K1, S1WYF, K1, S1WYF, K1, S1WYF (both sides)

Once the strap is the required length secure to the main bag, we recommend a 3 needle bind off using 3 stitches from the I-Cord.

No need to block this yarn, but you will need to reshape/stretch the bag quite firmly after washing while it’s still wet.