One can never have too many bags, especially with market season/beach season/weekend getaway season upon us. While crochet is typically favoured over knitting when it comes to bags due to it’s less elastic nature, there is always an exception to the rule. In this case, that exception comes to us in the form of this bag by our friends at Montreal’s Espace Tricot.


A re-imagined version of their original, smaller bag called ‘Summer Fling’, ‘Summer Commitment’ is a larger, bulkier interpretation of the same bag.

Knit using Filatura di Crosa’s Kilim yarn at a dense gauge (so as to avoid having it stretch down to your knees), this creative combo of jute and acrylic is durable and colourful, making it the perfect yarn for a bag that is going to see a lot of wear and tear. (Because trust us, you won’t want to use any other bag once you have yourself one of these!)


Kilim is available in ten colours, so you can have fun mixing and matching. Not into colour blocking? No problem! Just knit it all in one shade if that’s more your style!

To get your hands on this free pattern, be sure to head over to the Espace Tricot blog. And to find Kilim at a local yarn shop near you, click here to view our full Canadian directory of stores.

Happy knitting everyone!