Celtic Weekend Tote by Lisa B. Evans

Celtic Weekend Tote

September 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern on larger needles with DK yarn used double or chunky yarn used single. Note: Exact gauge is not as important as consistent, firm fabric.
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2822 yards (2580 m)
About 16½" (42 cm) wide, 16¾" (42.5 cm) tall, and 6" (15 cm) deep.
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Out of print. This pattern was available for $6.99.

Pattern description from Bag Style: “Knitted from soft Rowan Scottish Tweed, Lisa B. Evans’s tote is a welcome companion on a weekend away. A colorful chunky Fair Isle pattern, made more dynamic by Lisa’s technique of changing pattern and background at wide intervals on different rows, makes a striking design on the bag’s front and back. For a roomy bag, Lisa worked a separate ribbed gusset that extends seamlessly into the shoulder strap. She added a matching buttonhole tab and a large button for fastening and lined the inside with contrasting woven fabric.”

Finished Size: About 16½“ (42 cm) wide, 16¾” (42.5 cm) tall, and 6” (15 cm) deep.

Yarn: DK and chunky weight (#3 Light and #5 Bulky).

  • Rowan Scottish Tweed DK (100% pure new wool; 124 yd (113 m)/50 g): #22 Celtic mix (dark green; MC), 8 balls; #19 peat (dark brown), #15 apple (yellow-green), #11 sunset (orange-red), #17 lobster (deep red), #31 indigo, #18 thatch (yellow-brown), 2 balls each; #25 oatmeal, 1 ball.
  • Rowan Scottish Tweed Chunky (100% pure new wool; 109 yd (100 m)/100 g): #6 sea green (light blue), 2 balls.


  • Body - size 9 (5.5 mm)
  • Ribbing - size 8 (5 mm).
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders; about 1 yd (1 m) waste yarn; tapestry needle; sewing needle and matching thread; 40” x 22” (101.5 x 56 cm) lining fabric; two 2” (5 cm) buttons.

Note from Bag Style: All DK-wight yarn is used double throughout.