I can’t believe I forgot to link the pattern. :doh:
Here 'tis: My Constant Companion
You can also find the pattern Knitter’s Stash, which is where I found it. I checked it out of the library & knit from the book. :shifty: I’m so cheap.
I’ve knit a whole slew of Oregon Totes, and the construction of this bag was very, very similar. There were three design differences, though, that I really liked:
[ul][li]A button created from a length of i-cord
[/li][li]A button loop created from a length of i-cord
[/li][*]A pocket using the Mosaic Knitting technique for the design. I had to get some help for this because the pattern wasn’t very clear on the fact that this is a technique in and of itself, and I had no idea. :doh: So, our faithful Knitting Masters here helped me. Here is an article from Knitty that will describe the process. It’s a great, non-scary way to add a color design to your project. [/ul]