I needed a bag to take to the beach last week, so I finally started a modified Saturday Market bag. I used a Turkish cast on and cast on 45 (total of 90 stitches). Then went into the lace pattern modified for knitting in the round:
Row 1: K1 (initial row only k2tog instead of K1 to give 89 stitches) * yo, sl1, k1, yo, psso; repeat from *
Row 2: K1 * drop yo from previous row, k2; repeat from *
Row 3: k2, repeat from * of Row 1, end k1
Row 4: * k2, drop yo from previous row; repeat from *, k3
I patterned finishing the straps after these modifications http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:wBjVoPMwg34J:disdressed.blogspot.com/2006/08/string-bag.html+magknits+market+bag&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=us&client=safari
Looks harder than it was and I sure didn't miss the seaming!