Padstow by Helen Ardley


September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern on 4mm needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
738 yards (675 m)
One size - see notes
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Please note, this pattern contains instructions for both bag and matching phone case.

This shoulder bag by Helen Ardley is a great size for everyday shopping, and is big enough to hold A4-sized books and papers. Helen has created a matching phone case, too, which could also be used as a case for your sunglasses. Both feature a cheerful slip stitch brick pattern. The sides of the bag are worked in garter stitch stripes, while the handles are formed from lengths of stocking stitch. The finished bag is lined with fabric. The ribbed cuff of the phone case is threaded through with a cord and toggle, so that it can be cinched shut.


  • Bag: 35cm x 40cm (13¾in x 15¾in)
  • Phone case: 9cm x 18cm (3½in x 7in)

Yarn Requirements
DROPS Paris (Aran weight; 100% cotton; 75m/82yds per 50g ball)

  • A Dark Turquoise (10); 5 x 50g balls
  • B White (16); 4 x 50g balls

Needles and Accessories

  • 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles
  • Lining fabric
  • Cord and bead or toggle for phone case