Pole wrapped shibori from notesfromnorma.blogspot.com. Such a beautiful pattern on a knit would be an excellent choice for my project. There is a subtle horizontal pattern filled with movement here that I love and that I think suits the combination of horizontal and vertical stripes in my project.
Free knitting pattern for Tolt Folded Bag - Veronika Jobe created this clever pattern that creates a tote out of a folded rectangle of knitting. Handle is optional. Two versions are included for garter stitch and stockinette, but you can use any stitch you want. The pictured garter stitch version uses ribbon yarn.