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From our Archives: How to Knit a Net Bag – Pattern and video

We continue to take a look into our archives and bring out some great patterns and tutorials for you!

This is Sturla, one of our favourite tote bags. This cotton net bag will take up minimal space in your carry-on or handbag (or any other purse) and is extremely versatile while reducing your need for plastic bags. It’s also extremely easy and fun to knit!

Get the pattern here and see the tutorial below!


Enjoy! ARNE & CARLOS x


From the original post:

How to Knit a Net Bag

January 6th, 2019

Hi Everyone!

In today’s video, we show you how to knit a net bag. This is a great and very stylish/chic net bag, perfect for grocery shopping or the beach! And, if you are concerned about the environment and the fact that there are too many plastic bags around, just as we are, this is the perfect thing to make and take with you when shopping! Help us save the earth by reducing the consumption of plastic one knitted bag at a time!

Click here to download the pattern

The bag is actually knitted and has an effect that makes it look like a net bag – very elastic and great to fill and carry, as it has a sturdy handle.

Check out the video here:


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Click here to download the pattern.







    • Mahnaz on May 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm


    Very nice I hope see you in crochet of coat thank u

    • Jan Campbell on February 11, 2020 at 2:58 pm


    Thanks so much for this! A much needed project. I like to knit to fill a need someone has. The world needs reusable bags that aren’t just ugly pressed paper. We also need some beauty in our lives. Color especially for a gray long winter. And it’s another reason to get more stash.

    • Christine Donohoo on May 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm


    I hope you’re continuing to feel better Carlos, I’m sure Arne & Freya are doing their part to help! I look forward to a time when the live podcasts return.

    • Nancy on May 18, 2020 at 6:29 pm


    Every time I see Arne thread a needle in a nano-second, I think we need a lesson on how to do that! I have perfect vision, but it still takes me forever to do that. There must be a secret!

    • Anita Cira on May 19, 2020 at 3:38 pm


    Thanks a lot! Anita C. In Toronto

    • Karen Jackson on May 20, 2020 at 12:53 pm


    Thank you so much for this awesome pattern i will knit a lot of these! I hate plastic too and industrialized food! I could go on and on.. lol I always say i was born in the wrong era, i am a weaver, knitter, crochet, rug hook paint and grow veg and make my own food.. I am thankful for computers otherwise i never would have been able to see you two , but i limit use. You are both so inspiring for all! This is such a nice colorful fun tote bag we could all use some color! Thank you so much..

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