When I planned to do a post on summer bags this week I did not anticipate that it would be snowing when I sat down to do it! Alas, it is, but I will remain optimistic that summer is just around the next corner and go ahead anyway. The bags pictured below are a few of our favourite warm-weather totes. They can be knit with cotton, hemp, or linen – all sturdy yarns well-suited for this kind of project. Each of these have been knit up as store samples and we’re all stocked up on materials – including the leather handles from Grayson E. – if you’re looking to add a relaxed summer bag to your wardrobe.
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The Miragamo Bag by Georgie Kajer is a structured market bag with an easy summertime feel. It’s knit double stranded and can be easily lined if desired (directions are provided). The bag is knit top-down and in-the-round and can be easily modified in terms of size.
The Medano Beach Bag by Heidi Kirrmaier is an unstructured carry-all with a knotted shoulder strap. We love the casual nautical feel of this bag and opted to knit our version in the exact colours pictured here. We’ve used it for two years and it still looks great which speaks to both the timeless design and the durability of the hemp.
The Simple Hemp Tote is one of our own designs. The goal was to create a bag that was both simple and chic – still relaxed but with a more structured, classic look. We can see this bag knit in a variety of colour combinations making the most of the beautiful shades available in allHemp6LUX and the various colours of Grayson E. handles (e.g. Brown, Amber, Buckskin, Olive, Red, Black).
Finally, the Knitted Shoulder Bag #S123 by S.R. Kertzer is a perfect market bag – knit with alternating sections of garter and dropped-stitch rows, this tote is lightweight and airy – a perfect carry-all for shopping and summer excursions.
Here is a selection of leather handles we currently have in stock…