so I have been afk for a long time, but as an offering, here is a new pattern! my LYS is doing what they are calling Yarn Adventures, and I get points for (1) making recycled yarn (2) knitting a market bag out of that yarn and (3) writing up a pattern for it! I have only two Tshirts, but they are XL so hopefully that will be enough yarn.
for this bag you need a plethora of tshirts (like I said, i have two but you might need more) and BIG needles (i used 16" circular size 15 (10 mm) needles)
find a T shirt yarn tutorial and make yarn. I will probably also make plarn (plastic bag yarn) for a second bag, but GOODNESS one thing at a time! to attach one ball of yarn to the next, i knotted mine together, but you can glue or sew yours. :)
Handles: make 1 or 2 depending on your preference
** the reason we are making the handles first is so that you are not trying to guess how much yarn you need left over for handles. that way you can knit to the end of your yarn without worries!
CO 26 stitches
R1: knit all stitches
R2: knit all stitches
Body:we're knitting the body from the top down
CO as many stitches as you need to knit in the round comfortably (I cast on 42 stitches which is going to make a HUGE bag)
join in the round - be careful not to twist! and then KNIT one row
after you knit that first row, you can either continue knitting in the round or do what I did and try a mesh pattern - I did the Faggot stitch which is K2tog, YO for a bunch.
when you get near the end, knit solid for a couple rows, then BO using a kitchener stitch to make the bottom of the bag. if that is not something you wanna do, you can BO and then seam the bottom
add the handles! that's it! you're done!