Hi there! If you are new here, my name is Amy Small and I am the owner and founder of Knit Collage. Welcome! Next week, we kick off a new iteration of our oh-so-popular knitting challenge, where as a community we will knit the Faye Fringe Bag pattern by Anna Skala. Check out the video below to hear all the details!

The Knit Collage team and I will be here to support you and answer any questions that you may have along the way so that you happily finish with something you adore. Together, we’ll jumpstart your knitting practice, so that you get to experience the amazing benefits that come from knitting things – increased creativity and a healthy tool you can lean anytime into to bring about calm and peace, just to name a few! We kick the adventure off on March 1, 2024.


Inside the 14 day knitting challenge you’ll get:

  • * An easy-to follow video course on how to knit the Faye Fringe Bag pattern from start to finish. You just need to know the very basic knit and purl stitches to join in! The course is yours forever, 25 videos in total.
  • * Techniques you’ll learn: the provisional cast on, how to knit the slipped textured stripe stitch, how to knit the handle right into your bag panels, the three needle bind off and so much more.
  • * A downloadable workbook with the pattern and our best tips and resources for knitting success.
  • * Nine live zoom sessions with me, your teacher, and the Knit Collage coaches to help answer in the moment questions.
  • * Access to our private Challenge Facebook Group to answer all of your questions and receive technical support. We are a welcoming, energetic, and kind community of members to hold you accountable and keep you motivated to actually complete your project.
  • * Prizes valued at over $1000 for most creative cowl, most improved beginner and best cheerleading community member.
  • * You have the option to order a yarn kit from us or use your own yarn. I’ve put together 20 different kits that combine our Spun Cloud yarns with our WF Mini Skein Kits and Daisy Chain yarns. We are down to the very last mini kits so if you have your heart set on a color, grab it quickly!
  • * Finish with a closing celebration party and community fashion show!


  • Bonus:

    • 10 bonus tutorial videos valued at $32 where I teach how to wind yarn, the best tools to support your knitting practice, how to needle felt ends so that you can save yourself time finishing your project and so much more!
  • We open up registration on Feb 20th at 10am ET for both the virtual option, priced at $26 and the yarn kit option is $148. We would so love to have you join us!

    Here are the yarn, gauge and sizing details if you know you'd like to go with the virtual option and want to source (or maybe spin?!) yarn on your own. 

  • Pattern details:

  • Skill Level: Beginner 
  • Needle/Hook Sizes:

    Size US 13 (9 mm) 32” / 80 cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge, 2 sets in total

    Size N/P / US 15 (10 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on 

    Size I / US 9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook for finishing fringe at side seams.

    Size:  One Size

    Finished Measurements:

    Bag Width (without fringe) = 17” / 42.5 cm

    Bag Height = 12.25” / 30.5 cm

    Handle Opening Width = 4.5” / 11.5 cm

    Handle Height = 2” / 5 cm


  • 10 sts and 23 rows  = 4.5” / 11.5 cm in Textured Stripe Stitch (See Pattern Notes) worked flat on knitting needles, steam blocked

    See Pattern Notes for suggested gauge swatch recommendations.


    * Main Color 1 (MC1):  1 skein Spun Cloud (100% wool; approx. 100 yds (92 m) / 200 g) shown in Bodacious Pink

    * Main Color 2 (MC2):  1 skein Daisy Chain (95% wool / 4% silk / 1% polyester; approx. 60 yds (55 m) / 100 g) shown in Sweet Papaya 

    * Contrast Colors (CCs): 

    * 1 Wildflower Mini Skein Kit [(approx. 85 yds (78 m) / 100 g) - 5 mini skeins of yarn included per kit, 17 yds (16 m) / skein] shown in Blooming Jasmine with colors used in the following order:

    * CC1:  Reflection Pool; CC2:  Lotus Petal;  CC3:  Goldenrod;  CC4:  Neon Blossom;  CC5:  Bright Purple Iris

    **Please note any modifications to stripe layout, size, width, height, or fringe length may require additional yarn.**

    Pattern Designer: Anna Skala


  • I so hope you'll consider joining in. On Friday, I'll share a blog post with more pattern pics, yarn color combo details.  I am so excited for it! AND If you are a beginner knitter, this is for you. Our team plus the video tutorials are there to guide and support you. When you're starting out, you need the most help and support - that's what this challenge is all about! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions!