Monday, March 28, 2011

New Knitting Bag

My new bag for future knitting projects...very cute.

The bag was knit in two pieces, using scrap DK weight yarn.  These colors aren't necessarily "me", but why not knit outside the box, now and then?

I had a pretty piece of pink fabric (say that fast, 3 times) and decided to line the bag with something patterned and a wee bit funky.  The pattern, itself, can be found in Debbie Bliss's book, The Knitter's Year.

The lining was seamed separately, but the top portion was hand stitched to the knit...a little finicky, but not difficult.

The top four inside edges were left open, with a little running stitch to keep the lining from peeking out.

I found these cute pieces of bamboo at Michaels.  I'd have liked a lighter color, but the diameter of this richer shade of brown was just perfect.

The bag is very roomy, and I'm so delighted with the way it turned out, I'm already thinking of making another, perhaps in a solid color.  By the way, you might notice the knit sections don't match.  That only adds to the funkiness, right?


  1. Now that's a nice bag! I love stripes, and these are really pretty. I don't think it matters at all that the knit sections don't match up, it just adds to the charm! Love Vanessa xxx

  2. I love the fabric. The colour and the dots.

    How to you call the pattern? I mean if you knit on both sides, the right and the wrong? Or is it right and left or back side? I'm learning to knit and purl in English. It's quite fun!