This bag pattern is from Noro yarns. It is an old stand by that a friend was making. I remember seeing it in a yarn store years ago and thinking it looked so difficult. Actually it is one of the easiest patterns you can make. Simply knowing the knit stitch, how to increase and decrease and your in. A wonderful project for beginners.
I purchased this hand dyed wool yarn on our very first trip to Rhinebeck. I bought 4 hanks which ended up being about 800 yards of yarn. I never quite knew what to do with it until I saw the bag pattern. Claudia loves purple so it seemed like the perfect fit.