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Peggy shares the pattern for a most useful item for anyone using a walker.

Bulky machine with a small amount of hand knitting

Worsted weight yarn --acrylics are fine, if using wool, be sure it is superwash!  You can mix and match colors for stripes, add texture with tuck or slip stitches--just remember that these will be used to hold items so we don't want them to be lacey or holey.  Brights and dark colors are recommended.

Peggy used colors from her stash for added color--good way to use up small amounts of leftovers.  Just be sure that the color combos are compatible.

Gauge is about 4 sts to the inch-- She used T 7 for the bag shown.  Finished measurement should be approximately 12" wide by 9" deep.

Cast on 50 stitches on waste yarn.

RC 000

Start pattern here--ie., tuck, slip or stockinette stitch. Sample was knit in stockinette stitch. A different technique will require different stitch and row counts based on a tension swatch)

Change colors as desired.
Knit until RC 120.

Take off on waste yarn.

You will have a rectangle.  Fold in half and sew side seams.  Pick up stitches from waste yarn and using size 8 needles, hand knit 6 rows in garter stitch around the top of the bag.  This keeps the top from rolling.

Optionally, begin and end with a hung hem.

For straps:

Using  size 8 needles  Cast on 6 stitches and Handknit two straps 5 inches long in garter stitch with a buttonhole on one end.  Sew straps to bag and sew on a matching button.

Optionally, make the straps from I-cord. Make them long enough to tie the bag to the wheelchair or walker.