So friends, I’ve finally gotten my hands on some BIG yarn and GIANT needles and this was the result. I’m telling you, this feels like a big squishy cotton ball! Seeing so many gorgeous BIG knits all over the internet this last year has had me wanting to try it for a long time, and it didn’t disappoint. Have you tried it out yet?
If you can knit and purl, you can easily make this bag. The most surprising part of this knitting project was that it didn’t knit up as quickly as I imagined. I thought the yarn would just fly off the needles, but something with the big needles and giant yarn kept it from being super fast. My original thought was to make a scarf, but I figured out I wanted to do something a bit smaller for my first go at this. I’m totally hooked on the look. It would be awesome to make a giant blanket with amazing cables but you know I’m all about quick and easy. 🙂 I’d have to consider changing my ways for a project like that!
Bag is 9 ” tall, by 10.5 ” wide
You will need:
US Size 50 Knitting Needles
2 Skeins – Super Bulky Yarn ( I used “Biggie” Yarn from Michaels Stores ) This yarn is Super Bulky 6, but it’s the biggest super bulky I’ve seen.
Zipper – I used a 9 inch zipper, but it is a bit small. If you can find a 10 or 11 inch (do they make those?) , it would be perfect. OR YOU CAN CAST ON 1 LESS STITCH AND A 9 INCH ZIPPER WILL BE GREAT.
Hand sewing needle and a sewing machine (optional – you can just hand sew the fabric if you don’t have machine)
Ummmm…..you don’t need a tapestry needle to weave in ends for this project. 😉 I’m not sure if they make tapestry needles large enough to fit yarn the size of ROPE through it. 😉
Notes: This is a simple knit rectangle done in stockinette stitch with a section of garter stitch in the middle, and then seamed up the sides.