Patty Backpack Designer Knitting Pattern
Patty Backpack Designer Knitting Pattern

Patty Backpack Designer Knitting Pattern

Regular price $ 7.00

I’ve resisted yarns with polyester…until now.

When I was introduced to Popcycle, HiKoo’s blend of 50% recycled plastic bottles and 50% bamboo, I was amazed. It is exceptionally soft with a wonderful hand, yet cool and extremely strong. It looks beautiful due to a subtle tweed effect that is the result of each fiber taking the color differently when dyed. But the best part is there are 2 plastic bottles in each hank of yarn. A study in 2016 showed that Americans consumed 50 billion plastic bottles and only recycled 23%. Just one million plastic bottles recycled saves 250 barrels of oil and eliminates 180 metric tons of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere. So, knitting with this sturdy, soft, cool, beautiful fingering weight yarn feels good in more ways than one.

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The Patty Backpack was designed for the following yarn.

Popcycle from HiKoo
    • 50% Bamboo, 50% Polyester from recycled plastic bottles
    • 305 yards/279m, 3.5 oz./100 grams
    • US2-4/3.0-3.5 needles
    • Approx. 6.5 sts/inch
    • Fingering weight

    SAVE 10% OFF THIS YARN -  CLICK HERE to find this yarn at Maker’s Mercantile. Choose your preferred color and enter discount code JamesCox10 when placing your order.

    Hanks needed for Patty: 2

    Gauge: 26 sts = 4"/10cm

    Suggested Needles and Notions:

    • US4/3.5mm* 24"/60cm circular needles
    • Darning needle
    • Stitch markers

    *or size needed to obtain gauge

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    A link to this Downloadable Pattern will be provided after checkout, as well as via email. Downloadable Patterns are nonrefundable.


    Sophisticated, elegant, stylish, chic. After seeing James’ collection, I may give up needlepoint.

    Patsy A.

    These designs take men's sweaters to a whole new level of luxury and deliciousness. Might have to get a new man once my divorce goes through, just so I can knit him a James Cox Knits sweater.

    Florence Q.