So, once again, I've been inspired by the wonderful people who run the Ravelry Designer's Challenge.
The July/August Challenge was to create a bag using Miters, and an idea came to me almost instantly.
I went diving deep into my stash, and came up with several partial skeins of Red Heart Eco-Cotton (sadly, now discontinued, but any 'dishcloth cotton' should suffice just perfectly for this!)
|Photography: Stephanie Wallace|
The base is started using the same cast-on that you would use for toe-up socks. One the base is wide enough and deep enough, mitered squares are added right onto the live stitches. The photo shows three 'tiers' of squares, but if you wanted a deeper bag, you could add more! The squares are joined together by picking up and knitting stitches from the squares below.
Then, the mouth of the bag has eyelets for a twisted cord and a striped garter-stitch edge.
What's not shown here is that there is a second option for the bag bottom -- there's a tapered bottom, (which is the one shown), and I have plans to add in an option for a flatter, more circular bottom, as well.
Well, regardless, I'm hoping to have this up for testing as soon as I get the layout work done! Thanks for reading, and I plan to check back in soon!