Julie Weisenberger’s new Four Corner Bag won us over the minute we saw it.
It’s a simple square of linen, sewn in a clever way so that you can fill it with your knitting, make a bundle of it by tying the ends closed, and tuck it into your tote.
Comes in three sizes, over in the MDK Shop. Fab.
And then there are the handles.
Julie figured out that adding leather handles turns a Four Corner Bag into a tote that is even more versatile. So she created a separate kit for leather handles, complete with instructions on how to sew a Four Corner Bag using your very own most precious beloved superspecial fabric you bought in Kyoto in 1974.
Or, in my case, my precious beloved superspecial nightgown that has met its demise as a nightgown.
Or whatever piece of square fabric you happen to have lying around the house.
Knitters, it turns out, are also sewers. We are surprised and pleased to see how many of you are ordering up the handle kit, sans Four Corner Bag.
Simple and elegant.
There’s a newborn hashtag on Instagram tracking these Four Corner Bags: #fourcornerbag.
Of course, I’m more a knitter than a sewer, and I’m thinking that these handles would look great on a handknitted version of the Four Corner Bag. Maybe in Euroflax Mini Skeins, which have just returned to the Shop.
A big stripey mitered square, with those leather handles holding it all together.
Truly amazing to see.
That giant miter on the back, using a bunch of skeins of Euroflax Mini Skeins, would make such a cool Four Corner Bag.
Guess what? Julie Weisenberger has written up a pattern for a knitted Four Corner Bag. For knitters unfamiliar with making mitered squares, that would be an excellent place to start.
I have another idea. Two, actually. Please stay tuned for the next episode of As the Euroflax Turns . . .