Sadz Resama Bega uses a dense stitch pattern knit in the round to create a tote bag out of recycled sari silk that will stand up to normal wear without needing a lining.
The inspiration for this bag came from some very yummy recycled sari silk found on eBay. Unfortunately, the silk is very fuzzy, shifts colors suddenly, and has varying weights – so can be difficult to work into items that are picky about pattern and gauge. The stitch used for the tote is very dense, so it has diminished need for lining to prevent stretching or stuff from poking out. At the same time, the slipped stitches form a pleasing hint of pattern among the strong color shifts of the yarn. Simple hemming at the top and a basic seam at the bottom, plus the use of the gauge swatch to make an inside pocket, mean you don’t have to spend a lot of time on finishing. At 8in wide by 10in tall, the bag is roomy enough for most going out uses – or to carry small knitting projects!