Anna’s Knitting Bag / Yamhill Market Bag

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You found a special pattern and gathered together the yarn and needles. Now keep it all together in an Anna’s Knitting Bag. Knitting is so portable and you’ll enjoy having your project on hand wherever you go. Anna’s Knitting Bag is the right size for medium projects with room for a magazine or your iPad or reader. Also an inside pocket can hold your phone. Fill it up and enjoy your knitting outside, traveling or sitting at home.

These bags come in colorful prints from designers like Kaffe Fasset, Martha Negley, Denise Schmidt and Judie Rothermel. It’s a knitting bag that’s a shopping bag or a travel tote that’s a book bag. They also come in the larger size Yamhill Market Bag
to fit those big sweaters. These bags are designed to carry anything from your knitting project to your daily produce.

Of course, they can all be ordered in custom print combinations. I have also done custom bags that incorporate the customer’s needlepoint on the front.


The Details

annas_bagBetween six and twelve designer fabrics are hand picked for a unique combination. Handles can be regular or shoulder length. An interior pocket for those little extras. The bag is quilted with flannel for body and lined in a complimentary cotton print.

Annas Knitting Bag: 4.5″ deep x 8.5″ wide x 11.5″ tall; 17.5″ tall with handles.

Yamhill Market Bag: 4.5″ deep x 8.5″ wide x 15.0″ tall; 20.5″ tall with handles.

Every J. A. Craghead & Co. item is artisinally crafted by my own hands in the USA in a pet-free, smoke-free environment.


The Story Behind the Name…

annaMy great grandmother Anna was born in Silesia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in the late 19th century, and travelled to the United States at 16.

The daughter of a flour salesman, it must have been natural that she would marry Paul, a baker. They first opened the Vienna Bakery in Manhattan, and then moved to Portland in the 1920s to open the Cottage Bakery at 34th and East Belmont.

Every day at lunch, Anna would cook her husband a hot meal, and then walk from their home five blocks up Belmont down to the bakery to deliver it, no doubt taking her knitting with her. Some days, Anna used to go down to the old Yamhill Market downtown to shop and to chat with the other German merchants there. From pickles to pumpernickel to gossip, there was little you couldn’t find there under the awnings of the old brick buildings of Yamhill Street.

These bags are designed to carry anything from your knitting project to your daily produce; Anna would have loved it.


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