Dumpling Bag: Resources
When attending Vogue Knitting Live this January (a wonderful experience after a 2-year pandemic hiatus), I marveled at the adorable dumpling bags made with fabric by the talented vendors.
Being much more handy with yarn and knitting needles than with a sewing machine, I set out to design a knitted version of the dumpling bag. They are so much fun to make, I've knitted four already:
- The cream sample shown above;
- A version in sage green, also using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool Aran;
- A version using one ball of Louisa Harding Pittura, held doubled; and
- A version using recycled sari silk yarn I'd picked up at Crafts Bits n Pieces in Fairport, NY.
Each bag has its own personality. Some are sleek and simple, others are begging for embroidery (tutorial videos to come!) But they're sturdy and portable and will attract all sorts of compliments wherever you go.
Setup Row for Body of Bag - Wrap & Turn by Kari Capone
Mattress Stitch the Handles by Kari Capone
Seam the open ends of the handles closest to the bag by Kari Capone
Transfer Stitches to DPNs by Kari Capone
Whip Stitch the live stitches to the opposite side of the bag by Kari Capone
Contact Kari at firstname.lastname@example.org for Dumpling Bag pattern support.