Yashi Japanese Knot Bag
Every once in a while a certain yarn catches my eye, and i know immediately what i want to do with it.
In the case of this raffia yarn, i knew it would be a bag, and should be worked in crochet so it would be sturdy as well as lovely.
It is even more rewarding when there is an event or occasion where the design will have the perfect audience.
Our STITCHES WEST conference was just the place. The Opening Day Challenge was short a crochet designer,
so I stepped in with this bag—based on a Japanese design usually made in fabric. You may have seen
a rendition that is pieced and quilted.
My bag is worked in Half-double crochet rounds for the base, and spirals —helical in the 2 color variation—for the sides.
It is a fun, practical accessory for daily use, or might become a great knitting or crochet bag.
Knitter's Magazine Editor