ATX Linen Tote

ATX small

I named this bag ATX after the city where I live, Austin, Texas. Austin is one of the many cities across the world that has banned the use of free, cheap plastic bags at most stores and shops – and everyone I know has adapted to the new rule very well. What crafty person would want to carry a plastic bag when they can make their own reusable bag, and a unique and pretty one, at that?

This pattern includes links to a five-part video tutorial (you can see the video below), where I explain the trickiest parts of the project. This bag is appropriate if you are at least an “advanced beginner” knitter, meaning you’re comfortable with the basic stitches (casting-on, knitting, purling, basic decreases), and you have at least a little pattern reading experience.

This pattern is FREE with yarn purchase on the Louet website, or at a preferred retailer. Just purchase two hanks of Euroflax Sport yarn, and use the coupon code VPEUROFLAX (all caps) for your free pattern. Or, you can also get your free copy of the pattern by visiting one of the preferred Louet retailers:

Knitting with Nancy, Naples FL
A Good Yarn, Sarasota, FL
Twisted Yarn, Spring, TX
Websters, Ashland, OR
Once Around, Mill Valley, CA
Webs, Northampton, MA
Churchmouse Yarns, Bainbridge Island, WA
Salty Sheep, Swansboro, NC
Wool n Things, Ottawa, Canada

Size: One size, bag bottom is 14” in diameter (36cm), length is 14”, strap can be made any length
Needles: Set of 5 size US 4 (3.5mm) double-pointed needles, same size circular needles, or size needed to get correct gauge
Yarn: 2 hanks of Louet Euroflax Sport Weight yarn (each hank in a different color), 100% linen, 270 yards per 100 gram hank
Additional Materials: 4 ring stitch markers, one clippie marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette

The colors I used in my bag: Euroflax Sport in Navy and Caribbean Blue.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn I used for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needles I used for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo.

The ball chain stitch markers can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, and isn’t actually a color, but I like the way it looks. It’s a nail treatment, called Oxygen Nail Treatment. It seems to help my nails grow, and prevents chipping and peeling.

21 comments on “ATX Linen Tote

  1. Thank you Staci, really like the bag as well as, for me, new learning challenges. As always, thank you for being such a wonderful teacher/instructor.


  2. Since I live in Canada, I can’t visit those stores that you just mentioned. Can I buy 100% linen yarns at local store as I want to support my local stores. Such as MONTOYA BEACH – PUNT….

    Can I still get pattern?

    Thank you

  3. Hi Staci, I live in the UK and looking at the Louet website I was unable to find a store over here. Is the pattern not available to buy on its own?

    Thanks! 🙂

  4. Hi Staci,
    I’m unable to locate a Louet retailer in Australia. I did read that Webs was a preferred retailer, however, the code VPEUROFLAX does not work on Webs Yarn site. Any suggestions on how I can obtain a copy of your pattern? Thank you 🙂

  5. I looked into the yarn you used on the website and with the 2 colors it would make this a $50.00+ bag. Do you have any suggestions on another place to purchase? Btw I love everything you do. I just started knitting in January and you’ve helped me so much. Thank you.

  6. His pattern is great because it is the school holidays in england I have all the time I need, the thing is that I am only 10 and I’ve done most of your patterns including this one right now!

  7. Luisa – the coupon code won’t work on the WEBS website (just on the Louet website), but if you call them to place your order, they can get the pattern to you. WEBS ships internationally, with reasonable rates.

    S t a c i

  8. Anton – you can order online from the Louet website, or visit one of the preferred retailers’ shops. WEBS, a preferred retailer, also ships internationally.

    S t a c i

  9. Just wanted to let all Canadian customers wishing to buy the Euroflax Yarn and receive free pattern for ATX Linen Tote that you may order from Wool N Things, Orleans ON. Their contact information is as follows PHONE: 613-841-8689
    Happy Knitting!!!!!

  10. Staci,
    I too love the idea of trying this bag. My problem is I am a weaver and I already have enough of the linen thread and do not really want to buy any more. Is there any other way to get the pattern?

  11. I bought 4 skeins of Louet uroflax from WEBS about 2 hours ago but forgot to enter the code for the bag. Is there a way I can buy the pattern? I want to make 2 bags with this yarn…Thanks, Pat

  12. Hi staci I love the look of this design but my problem is that I do have enough DPN…thanks, emma

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