Single Skein Club: June edition

It’s June, and that means it’s time for the next installment of Twisted’s Single Skein Club.


I was really looking forward to this month’s offering, because it’s my design! I was delighted when Shannon and Emily asked me to design June’s project. They wanted a market bag out of a single skein of Hemp for Knitting’s AllHemp6 (100g, 165 yards, DK weight).

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I knew that the bag couldn’t be huge, so my usual bag construction with a rectangle bottom wasn’t going to cut it. I took this project on Crafty Mom Weekend in March, and this was the result. It’s big enough to hold goodies from the farmers’ market, or lots of yarn.


The kit comes with a skein of AllHemp6 in Pumpkin. Since I already have a bag in nearly that color, I swapped for a skein of Deep Sea. I get special treatment, just this month! The package also includes this little container of solid hand lotion. It smells fresh and feels great.


The pattern is available only through the Single Skein Club for now; it will be available to the public on September 1.

Knit on!

18 responses to “Single Skein Club: June edition

  1. I absolutely LOVE that bag! It’s beautiful!

  2. Very cool! You are FAMOUS!

  3. Congratulations!
    It’s a great design.

  4. Great design and very useful knit. I was able to ask how you manage to knit hemp…then the light bulb lit up when I saw the hand lotion LOL It’s hard enough to knit/crochet cottons. Linen/hemp gives me trouble because of its stiffness. My fingers get tired and bored. I was going to give them another try with a bowl of water at hand. A market bag is such a great idea for the fiber…short and sweet. Thanks for the inspiring idea.

  5. Very cool bag design!

  6. Congrats! That’s a great bag!

  7. Great bag! Congrats!

  8. Wow, your bag is gorgeous! It looks like it can carry quite a lot, too. I’d given up on using hemp yarn, but I may have to try it again …

  9. morewithles

    coooool bag — congratulations! 🙂

  10. autumnbriars

    The bag is charming, and how fun to see your pattern go out in the packages!

  11. Gorgeous bag! Congrats! 🙂

  12. Great design, if only I could find someone to knit it for me. Looks complicated. Signed, Non-Knitter but Fellow Cook, Dee

  13. Laurie Nelesen

    What a great bag…I’ll have to give it a try some day!!!!


    • Too late, you’ve tried it! Thanks for being Twisted’s test knitter. Wasn’t it funny to test knit something that appeared under your nose at Crafty Mom Weekend?!

  14. What a great bag! I’d never heard of solid hand lotion before, it looks intriguing.

  15. I way behind on my blog reading, but just had to say congrats! It’s a super cute bag.