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Yoga Bag and Everything Tote

(144)
Difficulty: Easy

Yoga practitioners will love the simplicity and functionality of this felted Yoga Mat Tote. A simple tie closure keeps it shut and the beautiful JUL rolled leather handle makes it comfortable on the shoulder. For those archers among us, it was pointed out to me that this might also make a great quiver!

The pattern also includes instructions for two sizes of Everything totes. These totes have nice wide bases so you can pack a lot into them. Fold in the corners for a decidedly vintage travel bag, or fill it to the top. A zipper closure keeps your things from spilling out all over the tarmac.

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    (177-)

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Finished Dimensions

For thinner mats

17" (43cm) circumference
25" (64cm) tall

For thicker mats

20" (51cm) circumference
25" (64cm) tall

Pattern Difficulty

Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, working in the round on circular needles, and some simple hand-sewing.

 

Gauge

Pre-felted gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.
Un-felted bag gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rounds = 4" (10cm).

Materials

Yarn Requirements

Yoga Bags: 825-875 yds (754-800m) (A)
                 50 yds (46m) (B)
Small Everything Tote: 250 yds (229m)(A)
                                  1500 yds (1372m) in (B)
Large Everything Tote:500 yds (457m) (A)
                                 2,165 yds (1,980m) (B)

Unfelted Bags

To make unfelted bags, use a single strand of worsted weight yarn (or smaller-gauge yarn that when held double is equivalent to worsted weight) and a size 8 (5mm) 24" (60cm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve the "felted" gauge). If using single strand of worsted weight yarn, use approximately 2/3 the yardage listed above; if using two strands of lighter-weight yarn, use the same yardage as listed above.

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 16" (40cm) or 24" (60 cm) or 32" (80cm)
Size 11 (8mm) double-pointed needles (set)
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Nylon beading thread
Stitch markers
30" (70cm) Jul handle with tabs in black (for Yoga bag)
2 JUL 24" (60cm) rolled leather handles with 2" (5cm) rings & leather tabs(for Small Everything Tote)
2 Jul 30" (76cm) rolled leather handles with 2" (5cm) gunmetal rings & leather tabs (for Large Everything Tote)
Double-capped rivets
'A Noni Design' label
4 seed beads to attach Noni label
Noni 30" (76cm) custom YKK zipper with 2 bottom stops
8 Noni 24mm bag feet (for Everything Totes)
13.5 x 22.5 in stiffener (for Everything Totes)

Pictured Samples

Sample bags were made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill Sheherd's wool. The Yoga Bag is made in Brown with contrasting I-cord edging and bottom in Berries. The two Everything Totes are made in Berries with contrasting I-cord edging and bottom in Brown.

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Everything Totes
First Edition

Both small and large Everything Totes require 16 double-capped rivets.