Make your own Loom Knit Mesh Bag. Free Pattern by Kristen at GoodKnit Kisses in a written and video loom along tutorial. This popular pattern has been made many times over by our GoodKnit Kisses fans for family, friends and clients. Many even make them as gifts for their classmates or teachers at school! We hope you have fun and tag us on Facebook on our Page!
This loom knit mesh bag pattern is adaptable for different sizes as well. Please see notes in parenthesis ( ) in the pattern for alternates to tweak the size just for you or your loom. Check out our Soap Bag pattern and video so a super small size!
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Loom Knit Mesh Bag:
41 peg extra large gauge loom. Use 40 peg Boye (bright pink) or sample used 41 peg Knifty Knitter from Provocraft (yellow). Other looms are 40 peg Loops and Threads or similar.
3 pegs of Spool Loom or 3 pegs of loom above
Beginner, level up
Personal size loom knit mesh bag for the beach or shopping. Fits 6 foot rolled up towel, swimsuit, sandals, water & sunscreen.
Yarn: 1 ball nylon crochet thread 90-100 yards
1 ball cotton 90-100 yards
*or 2 balls of cotton(Watch Easy Loom Knit Mesh Bag for video tutorials on this bag design)
Abbreviations: EW = E-wrap P = Purl
1.Using both strands of yarn E-wrap Cast on 14 stitches to round loom (or 1/3 of the pegs). Counter-clockwise to the starter peg, work as a flat panel in ew 30 rows making sure your working yarn is back to the starter peg for the next row.
Building Base bag –
2.Leaving the panel on the loom, stretch the panel across the loom to the opposite side and place on pegs across (knit enough/more rows till it can stretch across). Now take the side stitches and place 2 stitch loops at a time on adjacent pegs to stretch flat panel to fit on all pegs of the loom. Make sure to pick up ALL side stitches so your bag will not have an open hole. This is the bottom base of the bag. Wrap all pegs EW in a full circle and knit over leaving only 1 set of the two strands. For example the side stitches had 3 sets of two before knitting over.
Main body of the Bag –
3.P 1 row.
4.EW 1 row.
5.P 1 row.
6.EW 8 rows.
7.P 1 row.
8.EW 5 rows.
9.P 1 row.
10.EW 5 rows.
11.P 1 row.
12.EW 5 rows.
13.P 1 row.
14.EW 2 rows.
15.Basic bind off loosely as to not over tighten opening of bag.
Handle for loom knit mesh bag:
Spool loom. 2 strands 1.5 times diameter of yellow loom or 52.5-54.5″ long depending on material. Weave the icord into the top of the bag between the knit stitch columns. Row to start the weaving. Look at the top of the bag. Weave between the two top purl rows. I started mine just above the bottom purl row [it’s the 2nd to last purl row you completed]. Connect the ends by tying together and weaving in the rest. Feed access handle material equally on opposite sides to pull outward, making it look like two handles.
Pull both handles to drawstring close and look like a purse or pull all of one handle to make as a shoulder strap!
Weave in all loose strands on your Loom Knit Mesh Bag. We hope you enjoy this pattern many times over!
©2011 GoodKnit Kisses June 22, 2011Loom Knit Mesh Bag by Kristen Mangus – Originally published June 22, 2011 Want more videos? Check out our Loom Along playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEA2932AB653044E9