US 1970307 A
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1934- R. K. G. HARTMANN 1,970,307
KNITTING BAG Filed March 18, 1933 Patented Aug. 14, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE KNITTING BAG ration of Illinois Application March 18,
My invention relates to a knitting bag and particularly to a simple arrangement providing for protection of the clothing of the knitter while in use and as a carrying bag and receptacle at other times.
An object of the invention is to provide a simple construction composed of leather or imitation leather having a smooth surface that will prevent the adherence of lint thereto, the device being in the form of an elongated strip having a bib portion with a neck opening and a lap portion that functions not only to cover the lap of the user but as a bag for yarn or other materials when not in use. As an additional feature the materials are creased so that the bib portion is folded to close the bag opening and to be secured over the closed side of the bag. A stiffening member is provided at the outer or lower extremity of the lap portion in order to hold the device in a horizontal position when in use and also to provide for attachment of a carrying handle.
The invention will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. l is a view showing the device in position for use;
Fig. 2 is a front elevation with the parts in extended position;
Fig. 3 is a view of one side with the parts folded in position for carrying;
Fig. 4 is a view from the opposite side, and
Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2.
In the drawing I have shown the device in use in Fig. 1, the upper part 10 consisting of a bib portion and being divided to provide a neck opening 11 terminating in strips 12, 13 having snap fasteners 14, 15 at two points to provide for adjustment. The lower or lap portion has a double thickness, the portion 16 being a continuation of the bib portion, while the portion 17 overlies the part 16 and provides a commodious space 18 constituting a bag within which knitting materials may be placed. A stiffening member 19 is secured along the closed lower edge of the bag and to this portion is secured a strap 20 that acts as a carrying handle. In addition I provide a pocket 21 with a cover flap 22 secured to the upper face of the lap portionwhich may be used for carrying small articles. The edges of the material are suitably joined by sewing.
The material is creased along the lower edge of the bib portion so that it may be folded over 1933, Serial No. 661,531
the lap portion as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, and secured in place by means of a snap fastener. This places the strip 20 within the folded neck portion in a convenient position for carrying and the device presents a compact and attractive appearance.
It will be noted that the stiffening member 19 has two important functions, first, that of maintaining the lap portion in horizontal position while it rests on the knees of the user, the opposite edge being held in place by the bib portion; and second, that of holding the bag in the proper shape while being carried; that is, preventing the sides or edges from sagging.
Obviously the construction is capable of some 70 modification and I do not wish to be limited except as indicated in the appended claims.
1. A device composed of flexible material having a bib portion with a neck-yoke for securing the upper end thereof around the neck of the wearer, a lap portion having a transverse pocket formed in its lower marginal edge portion, a thin; fiat, stiffening member within said pocket, said lap portion comprising a plurality of plies sewed together to form a knitting-retaining pocket, said bib portion being adapted to fold over the open side of the last-mentioned pocket and around the stiffened edge of said lap portion to provide a compact carrying bag.
2. A device composed of flexible material having a bib portion provided with a neck-yoke for securing the upper end thereof around the neck of the wearer, and a connected lap portion having a straight narrow transverse pocket formed in its transverse marginal edge portion, a thin fiat resilient stiffening member within said pocket, said lap portion comprising a plurality of plies sewed together to form a knitting-retaining pocket, a carrying handle attached to said device adjacent to the stifiening member, and said bib portion being adapted to fold over and close the knitting-retaining pocket and permit access to said carrying handle to provide a compact carrying bag.
REINA K. G. HARTMANN.