I so appreciate the many free patterns Lion Brand Yarn Co has on their website. Â I took the pattern for the “All-About-Town Tote and modified it for my first try. Â It was okay, but it really didn’t end up the way I wanted (due to my modifications to the pattern). Â The second try I did it almost exactly like the pattern and you can see for yourself the end result.
I did change one aspect of it, I used a size 2 wool in black for the second color throughout. Â The main colors were Caron soft worsted. Â The wool gives it a lot of stability and the soft worsted a softer finish. Â I also tapered the top of the bag for 8 rows to better match the bottom shaping.