"If you are making this bag, chances are that you are a yoga practitioner (or are making it for someone who is). So, I don’t need to overemphasize the point about being present and mindful as you knit. But notice as you knit, that your body and the work form a circle – originating at your heart, passing down each arm and out through your hands – becoming a strong energy symbol. So be mindful of the thoughts that occur to you as you knit, try to focus on loving kindness. In this way the bag may become a capsule containing the energy those thoughts produced. It too completes a circle, made in homage to your love of yoga (or the recipient of the gift)." ~ Fiona Ellis
Sizes will accommodate two sizes of yoga mat and can easily be adjusted for length. To fit a rolled mat 26 in / 66 cm long (width of unrolled mat) x 13 (16) in / 33 (40.5) cm circumference.
The instructions are written to give options of being worked in either Worsted or DK weights of yarn. The pattern is available as a pdf download.
Worsted Option = 464 yds. Sample made in: 3 balls of River City Yarns Epic Yarn; 195 m / 212 yds per 100g ball; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool: 420 m / 460 yds
DK Option = 448 yds. We recommend trying out these fine yarns:
Rowan Summerlite DK = 4 balls
Rowan Denim Revive = 4 balls