A good size for all your shopping needs at 24 by 18 inches! This is expandable as you add items into the bag. You will be able to get a lot of items in here and it is a good sturdy pattern. Easy to knit on circular needles in 16" and 24" inch lengths , size # 9. This works up rather quickly. All your friends will want one too. Makes a great beach bag ! Uses worsted weight cotton yarns, and has a unique " 3 row" pattern repeat to make it easy to do!