This pretty tote bag was designed by Elisa, an Italian knitter and blogger who saw the Climbing Trellis Lace Pattern here on the Purl Bee. She calls it her "No More Plastic Bag, Thank You!" It is a fast knit that takes only a few hours to complete. Elisa's Nest Tote can be made from just about any cotton yarn (linen or hemp yarn work nicely, too). The stretchy lace stitch makes this bag practical and quite durable. We would choose this dainty and durable tote over a plastic bag any day!