Tarn Bag

Tarn Bag Pattern


Tarn BagMule Sheep grazing under Malham Cove

Skill Level:   ◊ ◊ ◊ If you can knit and purl this is a super easy pattern. The tricky bit is if you haven’t cast off and cast on in the middle of a row before.

This single pattern is available to download for free.


Product Description

For this pattern you need:

Yarn: Two 100g hanks of super chunky weight yarn (with 63m/69yds per 100g).

Metres/Yardage: 126m/138yds.

Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Sublime Lola Two 100g balls.

Needles: 9mm.

Tension: 9 stitches and 18 rows to 10cm/4ins square over pattern using 9mm needles.

Skill Level:  ◊ ◊ ◊

Measurements: Approx. 30cm (height) x 28cm (width).
The measurements are for the width of the bag and the height from the shape base *before* felting. The finished size of the felted bag varies according to the temperature of the washing machine. 

Blog Post: I’ve written about the inspirational behind this pattern on my blog which includes sharing the joy of my very first Purl &Jane Yorkshire Yarn, click here to read!

My design ideas and advice: This bag was designed for Malham Mule, my very first Purl &Jane Yorkshire Yarn. This sold out really quickly and so isn’t available anymore. There are alternatives to use, and there will be more Purl &Jane Yorkshire Yarn….I just have to wait for the sheep to grow it!
The Malham Mule bag pattern includes a handle to create a small bag for all your little but important things. Alternatively you could try knitting the bag but leave out the 1st and 2nd handle rows, instead, simply rib on the 1st handle row and just knit on the 2nd handle row. This makes a container, which is perfect for popping plant pots into. I’ve done this in my home and they make me smile every time I walk past – the nature of the plant growing out of ahand knit, transporting me to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales where the mule sheep graze.

Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: two-stitch buttonhole - this visit may help when it comes to making the handle. The technique is the same what changes is the amount of stitches to cast on and off – follow as written in the pattern for that bit.